Toshiba Intros Canvio AeroMobile Wireless SSD

In addition to announcing its new 15nm process technology, Toshiba this week announced the launch of its Canvio AeroMobile, a wireless SSD that offers greater durability, faster performance and lower power consumption than external hard drives. The drive is available now at select retailers and Toshiba's website for $209.99 for the 128 GB model.

"Toshiba strives to ensure that all of our storage products are simple to use and powerful in this ever changing technological environment," said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of product marketing and development, Branded Storage Products, Toshiba Digital Products Division. "The Canvio AeroMobile Wireless SSD makes the process of uploading and accessing content easier than ever."

The new drive is pocket-sized, lightweight and easy to carry, measuring less than half an inch thin and weighing a mere 4.23 ounces. The drive also comes with a built-in SD card slot to store pictures taken with a digital camera, and its own wireless access, allowing up to eight devices to connect simultaneously. A built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 8 hours of battery life.

According to the company, the external SSD can take some jostling and stands up well to shocks and vibrations. That means the drive can go places that external hard drives can't, including the beach. This drive would be ideal on vacations or long business trips, allowing the user to offload pictures taken with a smartphone or tablet, stream movies during the long drive, and so on.

"Thanks to solid state technology, the Canvio AeroMobile Wireless SSD offers greater durability, faster performance and a longer battery life rating than external hard drives, resisting impact and vibration, too. It slips right into your pocket and is amazingly light," reads the product page.

For more information about the new wireless SSD, head here.

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  • WyomingKnott
    ?? Take a fast SSD and put it behind a slow wireless connection?? Why?
  • PyspherE
    I'm just speculating here but the SSD is probably less for speed and more for durability. A physical disc can not stand up to the same g-forces, especially while in use, and therefore are not suited the best for this type of wireless external storage device. It also didnt mention it directly but depending on the size of the product a standard HDD form factor may not have fit the bill for the size and feel of the device they wanted.