Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) has announced the latest additions to its line of portable hard drive solutions for personal storage, the Canvio Premium, Advance and Basics models, offering capacity ranging from 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 3TB options. Although the models may differ in materials and features, the Canvio line brings a unified design of flat and rounded devices thanks to the new 1TB-per-platter technology, according to the vendor.
The Canvio Premium series offers a design with an aluminum finish and diamond-cut edges in silver metallic. It is accompanied by a USB Type-A to USB Type-C adapter. The 2TB devices in the Premium line have a 13.5mm profile, 5.5mm slimmer than the previous model, TAEC said. The 1TB devices also have a 13.5mm profile and the 3TB devices have a 19mm profile.
The Canvio Advance series is available in four color options - black, white, blue or red - with a glossy finish. The 1TB and 2TB devices in the line have a 14mm profile, 5.5mm slimmer than the previous Canvio Connect II model, and the 3TB devices provide a 19.5mm profile. Additionally, the Advance model offers Toshiba backup software and security software for download, enabling users to easily back up and protect important data through password protection and an improved user interface.
The Canvio Basics series offers an entry-level 2.5-inch portable hard drive for storage needs, ranging from PC data to photography. The model is pre-formatted for Windows PCs. Available in 2TB, 1TB or 500GB, the new Basics series features a matte surface and a thin 14mm profile.