Toshiba today introduced the Canvio 3.0 portable hard disk drive (HDD) featuring a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface.
For the same price as competing USB 2.0 drives, Canvio 3.0 drives offer fast file transfers at up to 10 times the speed of USB 2.0 drives. Available in storage capacities of 500 gigabytes (GB), 750GB or one terabyte (TB), Canvio 3.0 drives feature simple plug-and-play operation, pre-loaded backup software, and backward compatibility with personal computers and other devices equipped with USB 2.0 ports.
The Canvio 3.0 drives feature Windows-based NTI BackupNow EZ software for step-by-step and fully-customizable backups, including the option to backup specific folders, certain file types, and conduct a system backup. The software can also restore the entire system if Windows is unable to start. In addition, complete password-protection with up to 256-bit data encryption prevents unauthorized access to data and a special Drive Space Alert monitor sends an onscreen update when storage space is running low. On the inside, an Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology keep data safe during day-to-day movement from a desk, pocket, bag, or beyond.
The Canvio 3.0 product line also continues Toshiba?s high industrial design, including its pocket-sized, rounded rectangular form factor with rubberized edges and high gloss black finish with red, green, blue, white, or silver graphical accents.
Estimated Single Unit Prices (USD) by capacities are:
* $119.99 for the 500GB Canvio 3.0
* $129.99 for the 750GB Canvio 3.0
* $179.99 for the 1TB Canvio 3.0