Toshiba 500GB Canvio Slim Portable External Hard Drive has been released today to cater the needs of the people looking for storage devices as small and as thin as smartphones. Japanese manufacturer, Toshiba, has always been ahead in the market as far as computer peripherals are concerned and the newly released external hard drive might be the first to offer extraordinary portability.
Priced at $114.99, technology analysts say it is a fair price for a storage device that offers 500GB of storage space, well-engineered sleek design and portability of a mobile phone. It measures 9-mm thick and 150 grams in weight. Having a USB 3.0 interface mean any user could transfer files as fast as 5 Gb per second but Toshiba said it is backward compatible with USB 2.0. Needless to say, it is among the best option available in the market today.
“Toshiba Canvio Slim Portable External Hard Drive is ideal for taking your storage on the go,” the company states. “This drive offers high capacity storage in a slim and sleek brushed aluminum design that is a perfect companion for your Ultrabook.”
Unlike typical external hard drives that offer nothing more than just copying of files from the system, Toshiba Canvio Slim scans the system and make recommendations about the best coverage, which is made possible by NTI Backup Now EZ software. Users will be asked whether they want to backup their files and folders to the cloud, make a copy of them into the Canvio Slim, or backup everything inside user’s system. They can also choose all of these for more comprehensive backup coverage.
“Click the restore button and you can recover a file or folder,” Toshiba reports. “Boot to your Canvio Slim Portable Hard Drive and it will restore all the files saved on your computer. We’ve even included a utility to burn a boot CD/DVD to make the process even simpler.”
Toshiba 500GB Canvio Slim Portable Specs
- Capacity: 500GB1
- Interfaces: USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
- Interface Transfer Rate4: Up to 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0)5, Up to 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0)
- Speed: 5400 RPM
- Average Seek Time: 12ms
- Cache Buffer: 8MB
- Size (mm): 107(L) X 75(W) X 9(H)
- Color: Black
- Weight: 150g Max
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