Storage. Can't live with it, and you definitely can't live without it. Right? Right! Toshiba
knows the deal, which is why they're introducing a new portable HDD that taps into the growing cloud bandwagon. The company is unveiling their new Canvio 3.0 portable HDD line today, offering storage capacities of 500GB, 750GB or 1TB. The new Canvio 3.0 line also features simple plug-and-play operation, pre-loaded backup software, and is compatible with personal computers and other devices equipped with USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 ports.
Tosh is shipping the drive with Windows-based NTI BackupNow EZ software (for backups), and they're also expanding the satin-black Canvio Basics family to include the support of USB 3.0, and those will sell in 500GB, 750GB and 1TB sizes as well. For advanced users, the Canvio 3.0 also offers complete password protection with up to 256-bit data encryption to prevent unauthorized access to data; an on-screen Drive Space Alert monitor also sends an alert when storage space is running low. The internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology protect the drive during daily movement from a pocket, desk, bag, or beyond.
As for pricing? $89.99 for the 500GB Canvio 3.0 up to $139.99 for the 1TB model.
TOSHIBA UNVEILS CLOUD-BASED BACKUP CAPABILITY FOR CANVIO®3.0 PORTABLE HARD DRIVES, ADDS USB 3.0 VERSION OF CANVIO BASICS
Continues the Canvio tradition of fast, easy, and reliable backup of
digital content for consumers wanting to protect their most important
documents and files
IRVINE, Calif.- Sept. 26, 2011 - Toshiba's Digital Products Division
(DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today
announced its Canvio® 3.0 portable hard disk drive (HDD) line featuring
cloud-based backup capabilities1. With storage capacities of 500
gigabytes (GB), 750GB or one terabyte (TB2), the new Canvio 3.0 line
also features simple plug-and-play operation, pre-loaded backup
software, and is compatible with personal computers and other devices
equipped with USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 ports.
Designed to meet the needs of consumers who increasingly rely on the
cloud for digital storage, the Canvio 3.0 drives are pre-loaded with
Windows™-based NTI® BackupNow EZ™ software that provides step-by-step
and fully-customizable backup capabilities to the cloud and to the
drive. Users create a cloud account with NTI® BackupNow EZ™ where they
can backup specific folders, certain file types, and conduct a complete
system backup to the Canvio 3.0. The backup software also scans the
user's system and files and recommends which files to backup to
cloud-based or on-device storage.
Toshiba also announced the expansion of the Canvio Basics family to
include the support of USB 3.0, enabling Canvio Basics users to take
advantage of the faster data transfer speed of USB 3.0-enabled devices.
The Canvio Basics 3.0 features a new compact design and is also
available in 500GB, 750GB and 1TB capacities. With a black satin finish,
the Canvio Basics 3.0 is the most recent addition to Toshiba's
entry-level storage line to store valuable documents and digital
"Digital consumers need to quickly backup high resolution photographs,
important documents, high definition videos and large music files in a
seamless storage system. HDDs with cloud-based backup capabilities offer
consumers a digital safety net against system failure," said Maciek
Brzeski, vice president of HDD retail products, Toshiba America
Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "With cloud-based
backup, Canvio 3.0 offers consumers a simple and easy backup solution
for all types of digital files that need reliable storage."
For advanced users, the Canvio 3.0 also offers complete password
protection with up to 256-bit data encryption to prevent unauthorized
access to data; an on-screen Drive Space Alert monitor also sends an
alert when storage space is running low. The internal Shock Sensor and
Ramp Loading Technology protect the drive during daily movement from a
pocket, desk, bag, or beyond.
The stylish Canvio 3.0 product line also continues Toshiba's high
quality industrial design, including its pocket-sized, rounded
rectangular form factor and sleek high gloss finish. The Canvio 3.0 is
available in black, white, silver, red, green, and blue3. To provide
users with peace of mind, the Toshiba Canvio 3.0 includes a three year
Toshiba Canvio products have been designed and manufactured in
accordance with Toshiba's high quality product standards, incorporating
the latest technology and user-interface, while ensuring best-in-class
performance, quality and workmanship. The Canvio 3.0, Canvio Basics 3.0,
and the complete lineup of Canvio Portable Hard Drives may be found at
major retailers within North America and online outlets. For a full list
of retailers, please visit www.us.toshiba.com.
Pricing and Availability
The Canvio 3.0 and Canvio Basics 3.0 are available today on
www.toshibadirect.com, national retail stores, and online retailers.
Manufacturer's Estimated Single Unit Price (ESUP) by capacity:
· $89.99 for 500GB Canvio 3.0
· $109.99 for 750GB Canvio 3.0
· $139.99 for 1TB Canvio 3.0
· $79.99 for 500GB Canvio Basics 3.0
· $99.99 for 750 GB Canvio Basics 3.0
· $129.99 for 1TB Canvio Basics 3.0