Toshiba Announces 2TB Canvio Basics 3.0 and Special Edition Portable HDD s

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The new Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB is $190, but it has UBS 3.0! The Special Edition version is $220 but it comes with NTI Backup software which would normally cost $30 for the download version. Hmm, personally I’d get the cheaper one as you’re not getting any kind of discount, which is what you would expect wouldn’t you? Sure the software is normally $40, but it’s on sale right now for only $30, so that makes the deal that much pointless doesn’t it?


Toshiba today announced the addition of new two terabyte offerings to its Canvio storage lineup, including a 2TB Canvio® Basics 3.0 portable hard drive and a 2TB Canvio Special Edition portable hard drive.

"We understand that consumers have varying capacity needs and we strive to provide solutions that match differing requirements," said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of product marketing and development of branded storage products, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "Our new 2TB solutions now provide our customers that are looking for basic functionality with an increased storage capacity, as the most basic users are continuing to grow an expansive digital library."

Canvio Basics 3.0: Storage in a Box
Toshiba’s simplest storage solution, the Canvio Basics 3.0, is now available in a 2TB capacity, which can store up to 571,000 digital photos, 526,000 digital music files or 1,640 downloaded digital movies[1]. As with the rest of the offerings within the Canvio Basics 3.0 line, software setup is not necessary.

Consumers are able to use this solution right out of the box and begin saving their digital files by simply connecting it to their PC. The Canvio Basics 3.0 supports USB 3.0 for rapid transfer speeds[2], is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and is also equipped with a special internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology to keep consumers’ digital files safe against accidental drops.

Canvio Special Edition Portable Hard Drive
Toshiba’s Canvio Special Edition Portable Hard Drive provides users with spacious storage capacity and a complete, yet simple-to-use backup solution. The included NTI® Backup Now EZ™ software makes backing up systems fast and simple, and provides users with the option of backing up their digital files to the cloud, backing up their files and folders to their Canvio portable hard drive, backing up everything saved on their PC, or doing all three for the most comprehensive coverage[3].

Pricing and Availability
The 2TB Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drive is available for purchase for $189.99 MSRP[4] in select retail locations and on


[1] One Gigabyte (GB) means one billion bytes and one Terabyte (TB) means one trillion bytes. Total available capacity will vary based on operating environment and may show less storage capacity. Examples of the number of photos, songs, movies, and any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary.

[2] USB 3.0. 5Gbps is the maximum theoretical interface transfer rate per the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0. Actual transfer rate will vary depending on your system configuration and other factors.

[3] The NTI software is provided on a CD which is included in the retail box for the Canvio Special Edition 2TB.

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