Toshiba Unveils Cloud Based Backup Capability For Canvio 3.M Portable Hard Drive, Add USB Version Of Cancio Basics

Discover one of the easiest ways to add storage to your computer with Toshiba's Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drive, offering one of the simplest storage solutions right out of the box.

For those who want easy, effective drag-and-drop storage to manage their growing digital library, the Canvio® Basics 3.0 is a great solution. Offering up to 1 terabyte of capacity, and powered by USB 3.0 technology, it lets you copy even some of the largest files off your PC and onto the drive faster than ever before.

In products Toshiba, 500GB 1 Canvio is capable of storing up to 142,000 digital photos or 131,000 digital music files or 410 downloaded digital movies.



Continues the Canvio tradition of fast, easy, and reliable backup of digital content for consumers wanting to protect their most important documents and files

IRVINE, Calif.- Sept. 26, 2011 - Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced its Canvio® 3.0 portable hard disk drive (HDD) line featuring cloud-based backup capabilities1. With storage capacities of 500 gigabytes (GB), 750GB or one (TB2), the new Canvio 3.0 line also features simple plug-and-play operation, pre-loaded backup software, and is compatible with personal computers and other devices equipped with USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 ports.

Designed to meet the needs of consumers who increasingly rely on the cloud for digital storage, the Canvio 3.0 drives are pre-loaded with Windows™-based NTI® BackupNow EZ™ software that provides step-by-step and fully-customizable backup capabilities to the cloud and to the drive. Users create a cloud account with NTI® BackupNow EZ™ where they can backup specific folders, certain file types, and conduct a complete system backup to the Canvio 3.0. The backup software also scans the user's system and files and recommends which files to backup to cloud-based or on-device storage.

Toshiba also announced the expansion of the Canvio Basics family to include the support of USB 3.0, enabling Canvio Basics users to take advantage of the faster data transfer speed of USB 3.0-enabled devices. The Canvio Basics 3.0 features a new compact design and is also available in 500GB, 750GB and 1TB capacities. With a black satin finish, the Canvio Basics 3.0 is the most recent addition to Toshiba's entry-level storage line to store valuable documents and digital content.

"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, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "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."

For advanced users, the Canvio 3.0 also offers complete password protection with up to 256-bit data encryption to prevent unauthorized access to data; an on-screen Drive Space Alert monitor also sends an alert when storage space is running low. The internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology protect the drive during daily movement from a pocket, desk, bag, or beyond.

The stylish Canvio 3.0 product line also continues Toshiba's high quality industrial design, including its pocket-sized, rounded rectangular form factor and sleek high gloss finish. The Canvio 3.0 is available in black, white, silver, red, green, and blue3. To provide users with peace of mind, the Toshiba Canvio 3.0 includes a three year limited warranty.

Toshiba Canvio products have been designed and manufactured in accordance with Toshiba's high quality product standards, incorporating the latest technology and user-interface, while ensuring best-in-class performance, quality and workmanship. The Canvio 3.0, Canvio Basics 3.0, and the complete lineup of Canvio Portable Hard Drives may be found at major retailers within North America and online outlets. For a full list of retailers, please visit

Pricing and Availability
The Canvio 3.0 and Canvio Basics 3.0 are available today on, national retail stores, and online retailers.

Manufacturer's Estimated Single Unit Price (ESUP) by capacity:
  • $89.99 for 500GB Canvio 3.0
  • $109.99 for 750GB Canvio 3.0
  • $139.99 for 1TB Canvio 3.0
  • $79.99 for 500GB Canvio Basics 3.0
  • $99.99 for 750 GB Canvio Basics 3.0
  • $129.99 for 1TB Canvio Basics 3.0

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