Toshiba today announced the Canvio Slim II Portable Hard Drive. With a capacity of up to 1 TB and measuring only 12.5 mm thick, the Canvio Slim II remains one of the thinnest and smallest portable hard drives available on the market - now with the ability to access and share data straight from the device.
Powered by USB 3.0 technology (while still supporting USB 2.0), this device lets users store files in a centralized place next to their computer, granting instant access to important files. As long as Toshiba's Canvio Slim II is connected to an Internet-enabled PC that is powered on and active, users will have complete access to their files from any device - no matter if they are home or away. Additionally, the device includes 10GB of free cloud storage for storing "always available" copies of important files and also allows users to share large files and folders.
The Canvio Slim II allows users to back up videos and photos directly from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices that are equipped with the corresponding iOS or Android app to the external hard drive.
The included NTI Backup Now EZ software scans operating systems and offers customizable backup options. Users can choose between backing up files and folders to the cloud, backing up files and folders to the Canvio Slim II portable hard drive, backing up the entire system, or choose all three. The device can even schedule backup to run automatically at any time and day. The Canvio Slim II Portable Drives include a password lock feature.
Available in a special brushed aluminum black or silver, Toshiba's Canvio Slim II is
pre-formatted NTFS for Windows PC and comes with a NTFS driver for Mac. The storage device also includes a three year limited warranty.
Finally, The Canvio Slim II for Mac will also be available and it's designed is design
specifically to work with a Mac - right out of the box. There is no need to waste time reformatting the drive or installing complicated backup software. It is compatible with Apple Time Machine.
The Canvio Slim II will be available in June 2013 starting at $114.99 MSRP for the 500GB model and $149.99 MSRP for the 1TB model.