Toshiba Digital Media Network Taiwan Corporation (TDMT) recently announced the Canvio Desk desktop external hard drive.

“With personal storage becoming increasingly prevalent, the need for varying solutions grows and we’re proud to introduce new devices that help round out our already robust line-up,” said Kashiwabara, senior manager of marketing, Toshiba Digital Media Network Taiwan Corporation. “Our new desktop drives providing our users with the high level of power and performance they’ve come to expect from Toshiba storage solutions.”

Available in 2TB and 3TB configurations, the Toshiba Canvio Desk Desktop External Hard Drive provides ample storage space for large digital libraries. The drive is ready to use straight out of the box thus offering users a seamless, plug-and-play experience. Toshiba claims that the Canvio Desk offers high capacity storage in a small and compact design, supporting both horizontal and vertical orientation, allowing users to save precious desk space. Its USB 3.0 interface significantly improves file transfer performance for large media files and dramatically minimises the wait time for backup.

Canvio external HDD announced

Canvio external HDD announced

The Toshiba Canvio Desk’s fan-less design makes the drive’s operations quiet while keeping it cool. Additionally, the Canvio Desk is pre-loaded with NTI Backup Now EZ software to make a backup. The drive offers password protected backups, the ability to schedule automatic backups, as well as file, folder and full system backup and recovery.

According to an earlier report, Toshiba Corp is planning to increase production of its hard-disk drives by 35 percent by the end of fiscal 2014 to tap into growing demand from data centers and PC makers. Toshiba will invest between 15 billion yen and 18 billion yen over the next three years for the expansion at three plants in Philippines and China. The company's monthly hard-drive output capacity, which now stands at 11 million units, is expected to rise to 12 million by the end of fiscal 2012 and 15 million by the end of fiscal 2014. Toshiba expects combined sales of its hard drives and solid-state drives to touch 850 billion yen in fiscal 2015 from about 400 billion yen in fiscal 2011.

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