Toshiba America's Digital Products Division (DPD) announced on Monday the introduction of a couple of new two terabyte models to its Canvio storage lineup: a 2 TB Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drive, and a 2 TB Canvio Basics 3.0 Special Edition portable hard drive.
According to Toshiba, both drives feature a fast USB 3.0 connection offering transfer rates up to 5 Gb/s, but they're also backwards compatible with the slower USB 2.0 ports. The drives are also equipped with a special internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology to keep consumers' digital files safe against accidental drops.
The new 2 TB capacities means the drives can store up to 571,000 digital photos, 526,000 digital music files or 1,640 downloaded digital movies, Toshiba said. The tech specs show that the drives have a rotational speed of 5400 RPM, an average seek time of 12ms, and an 8 MB cache buffer. The dimensions and weight are 3.1 x 4.7 x 0.83-inches and 7.8 oz respectively.
As for the Special Edition model, it includes NTI Backup Now EZ software, which makes backing up systems fast and simple. Users have the option of backing up their digital files to the cloud, backing up their files and folders to their Canvio portable hard drive, backing up everything saved on their PC, or doing all three.
"Our new 2TB solutions now provide our customers that are looking for basic functionality with an increased storage capacity, as the most basic users are continuing to grow an expansive digital library," said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of product marketing and development of branded storage products, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division.
The 2 GB Canvio Basics 3.0 model is available for $189.99 USD at select retail locations and Toshiba's online store, and the Special Edition model is a Best Buy exclusive for $219.99 USD.