Toshiba unveiled a series of new models in its Canvio line
of consumer storage products. These include the new Canvio
Slim line of compact portable HDDs, updated Canvio Desk
series external HDD and updated Canvio portable HDDs.
Designed to compliment Ultrabooks, the USB 3.0 Canvio Slim
series offers a 500GB capacity and will be abvailable in
black and white versions. The HDD measure just 75 x 107 x
9 mm (WxDxH) and weigh 115 g. The Canvio Slim is slated for
late-October for about 12,000 Yen ($154).
Toshiba's Canvio Desk line is updated to include a 2 TB
(16,000 Yen - $205) variant along with the 1 TB (13,000 Yen - $167)
variant. The Canvio Desk has a 2.5-inch HDD built-in , an
external power supply, and uses USB 3.0 connection. It
measures 167 x 129 x 42 mm (WxHxD). These are slated for
Toshiba also updated its mainline Canvio series of
USB-powered portable hard drives to include 1.5 TB, 1 TB,
750 GB, and 500 GB models. The 1.5 TB variant is 3 mm
thicker than the others, which measure 119 x 79 x 13.5 mm
(WxHxD). The new Canvio drives will be released in
All the new models are compatible with both Windows and
Mac OS X.