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Toshiba announces new HDD which gives access to digital content anywhere, anytime

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The new STOR.E CANVIO Portable HDD offers up to 2TB of storage capacity and 10GB of free cloud storage 

30 April, 2013, Neuss - Toshiba Europe GmbH (TEG), Storage Peripheral Division, has today announced the launch of its new STOR.E CANVIO Portable external hard drive (HDD), which enables users to access digital content anywhere and at any time using 10GB of free cloud storage. The STOR.E CANVIO Portable HDD not only comes with a large storage capacity up to 2TB it is also pocket sized and travel friendly with a smooth, simple design in five bright colours.  

With families and friends living further and further apart it is essential there be a reliable, secure way to share precious photos, videos and digital memories with loved ones, without relying on social networking sites where copyright and publishing controls are a grey area. Research shows that 64 per cent of people dislike sharing family photos publicly online, and 61 per cent of social networking users would share more if they had more control.  The need for a secure way to store and back up valuable digital data whilst on the move has never been more important. 

The Toshiba STOR.E CANVIO Portable HDD is perfect for storing and sharing private treasured digital memories. It is capable of storing up to a massive 571,000 digital photos*, 526,000 digital music files** or 1,640 downloaded digital movies***. Equipped with a special internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology to keep digital files safe against accidental drops. And, with both 3.0 and 2.0 USB compatibility the STOR.E CANVIO Portable HDD provides rapid transfer speeds. The HDD is also both PC and Mac compatible so suitable for the majority of operating systems. 

In addition to the large storage capacity of up to 2TB, the STOR.E CANVIO Portable HDD also comes with 10GB of free cloud storage using Pogoplug® PC, a cloud storage platform. Toshiba has partnered with Pogoplug® PC to provide owners of the new STOR.E CANVIO Portable HDD with a free subscription to the cloud platform and 10GB of cloud storage. This means that with remote access software from Pogoplug® PC users can access all their digital files stored on the STOR.E CANVIO from mobile devices anywhere providing the STOR.E CANVIO is connected to a PC and Internet environment. 

The STOR.E CANVIO Portable HDD also protects your data with NTI® Backup Now EZTM2, which scans your system and recommends the best back up coverage. Choose between backing up files to the STOR.E CANVIO portable hard drive, or backing up everything saved on your computer, or choose both options for the most comprehensive coverage against loss, theft and corruption. 

"With people travelling more than ever and using smart devices and laptops to capture digital memories, valuable data needs to be backed up to ensure loss or corruption doesn't affect precious digital content. Toshiba is leading innovation in the consumer electronics market, using its unique insight into the needs of consumers to create storage devices that fit into our daily lives. People need a storage solution that can be carried easily and accessed quickly on the go. Our new STOR.E CANVIO Portable HDD combines a portable design with quick, easy access to cloud storage and a storage capacity that packs a punch," said Arnaud Bonvarlet, Director EMEA, Storage Peripheral Division, Toshiba Europe GmbH. 

The 2TB STOR.E CANVIO Portable HDD will be available for purchase from 2nd May 2013 and its suggested retail price is 159€. -ends-   

Main specifications 

Product Specifications
  • Capacity: Up to 2.0 TB1
  • Interface: USB 3.0
  • Transfer Rate: Up to 5 Gb/s
  • Speed: 5,400 RPM
  • Average Seek Time: 12ms
  • Cache Buffer: 8MB
  • Size:
  •   HDTC7xxEx3CA:
  •     79mm (W) X 20.5mm (H) X 111mm (D)
  •   HDTC7xxEx3AA:
  •     79mm (W) X 15mm (H) X 111mm (D)
  • Colour: Black, White, Silver, Red and Blue
  • Weight:
  •   HDTC7xxEx3CA: 230g
  •   HDTC7xxEx3AA:165g
  • Toshiba STOR.E CANVIO
  • Preloaded Software
  • USB 3.0 Cable (works with USB 2.0)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty
System Requirements
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP,  Windows® 7 or Windows® 8
  • Available USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 Port

About Toshiba Storage Peripheral Division 

Toshiba Europe GmbH Storage Peripherals Division, in Neuss, Germany, markets external HDD and SSD storage solutions aimed at consumers and retailers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Its current product range is STOR.E, and spans from external HDDs to innovative personal NAS solutions and storage upgrade kits. For more information visit

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at