Toshiba today released its Canvio 3.0 and Canvio Basics
3.0 portable hard drives in the U.S. The external drives
offer up to 1.5 terabytes of storage, Mac compatibility
and come with USB 3.0 interfaces.
Toshiba's Canvio 3.0 is a portable storage device
featuring up to 1.5 TB of storage and USB 3.0
technology. The 1.5 TB solution includes a NTFS driver
for Mac computers that allows users to easily swap data
between Macs and PCs without having to reformat the
The Canvio 3.0 also comes equipped with software that
provides file, folder and full system back-up and
recovery. It also offers a free 30-day trial for its
Cloud-enabled back-up feature.
The Canvio 3.0 has also an internal shock sensor and
ramp loading technology to safeguard data against
accidents and drops.
The Canvio Basics 3.0 is Toshiba's simplest storage
solution. There is no software setup 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
1.5 TB of storage and supports USB 3.0. Similar to the
Canvio 3.0, the Canvio Basics 3.0 is also equipped with
a special internal shock sensor and ramp loading
Pricing for the Canvio 3.0 line will range from $119.99
MSRP to $199.99 MSRP. The 1.5 TB solution, which
includes the NTFS driver for Mac compatibility, will be
available for $199.99 MSRP, while the 1.0 TB offering
will be available for $149.99 MSRP, the 750 GB will be
available for $129.99 MSRP and the 500 GB will be
available for $119.99 MSRP.
Pricing for the Canvio Basics 3.0 line will range from
$109.99 MSRP - $180.99 MSRP. The 1.5 TB solution will be
available for $189.99, the 1.0 TB will be available for
$139.99 MSRP, the 750 GB will be available for $119.99
MSRP and the 500 GB will be available for $109.99 MSRP.
All of these products will be available in select retail
locations and on ToshibaDirect.com in early June 2012.