Toshiba Adds USB 3.0 and Cloud Backups to Canvio Portable HDD Line

Paul Lilly

Toshiba is trying to cover all the bases with its new Canvio 3.0 portable hard drive line. These drives ship in 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB capacities for local backups, support fast transfers via SuperSpeed USB 3.0, support plug-and-play operation, and come pre-loaded with cloud-based backup software.

The included BackupNow EZ software provides step-by-step and fully customizable backup capabilities to the cloud and to the drive, Toshiba says. Once you create a cloud account with BackupNow EZ, you can begin creating backups of specific folders and file types, or complete a full system backup.

"Digital consumers need to quickly backup high resolution photographs, important documents, high definition videos and large music files in a seamless storage system. HDDs with cloud-based backup capabilities offer consumers a digital safety net against system failure," said Maciek Brzeski , vice president of HDD retail products for Toshiba. "With cloud-based backup, Canvio 3.0 offers consumers a simple and easy backup solution for all types of digital files that need reliable storage."

The new Canvio 3.0 drives also offer password protection with up to 256-bit data encryption, an on-screen Drive Space Alert monitor so you know when you're running out of drive space, an internal Shock Sensor, and Ramp Loading Technology to protect the drive from jostling as you hustle and bustle about your day.

Canvio 3.0 drives are available now starting at $90.

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