Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD) has announced that its Canvio 3.0 and Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drives will now offer consumers up to 1.5 terabytes of storage and Mac compatibility, without the need for reformatting, on a select Canvio 3.0 model. All of these offerings come equipped with USB 3.0 technology for higher data transfer speeds and enable consumers to quickly and easily store, transfer and back up their valuable data. “We understand that consumers have choices when it comes to computing and as a result, have varying storage needs,” said Maciek Brzeski, Vice President of Product Marketing and Development of Branded Storage Products, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “With our newest Canvio 3.0 portable hard drives, consumers can easily swap data between Mac and PC devices, eliminating the hassle of reformatting to work the way they want.

The 1.5TB Canvio 3.0 external drive..

The 1.5TB Canvio 3.0 external drive..

Toshiba's Canvio 3.0 is a stylish and portable storage device that addresses a variety of storage needs. Featuring up to 1.5TB of storage, the Canvio 3.0 has the capacity to back-up consumers' entire computer systems and data transfer speeds are now faster with the inclusion of USB 3.0 technology. Additionally, the 1.5TB solution includes an NTFS driver for Mac computers that allows users to easily swap data between Macs and PCs without having to reformat the drive.

The Canvio 3.0 also comes equipped with software that provides file, folder and full system back-up and recovery. Users can run a full system back-up and file/folder back-up, simultaneously, as well as pre-set their back-up sessions using an easy scheduling feature. It also offers a free 30-day trial for its Cloud-enabled back-up feature.

To ensure maximum data protection, the Canvio 3.0 has an internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology to safeguard consumers' valuable data against accidents and/or drops. It is available in a variety of colours, including black, silver, white, red, blue and green. 

The Canvio Basics 3.0 is Toshiba's simplest storage solution. There is no software set-up necessary and the device is ready to use right out of the box, allowing users to simply plug it into their PC and start saving their digital files. The Canvio Basics 3.0 offers up to 1.5TB of storage and supports USB 3.0 for rapid transfer speeds. Similar to the Canvio 3.0, the Canvio Basics 3.0 is also equipped with a special internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology to protect consumers' files against accidents and/or drops.

The 1.5TB solution, which includes the NTFS driver for Mac compatibility, will be available for $199.99 MSRP (approx Rs.10,790), while the 1.0TB offering will be available for $149.99 MSRP (approx Rs. 8,079). The products will launch in June 2012. Pricing or availability for India hasn’t been announced yet, so stay tuned to this space for more details. 

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