Having a portable hard drive or external hard disk these days seem to be the trend, and we are not surprised to see Toshiba join the game with their latest Canvio line. What makes the Canvio special is the spacious amount of storage made available, where you will be able to find a size to fit just about any budget. Available in four capacities – 500GB, 640GB, 750GB and a maximum of 1TB, the Canvio should be able to satisfy most ordinary working folks like you and I, especially when most of us would use it to store our favorite collection of digital photos and videos, movies, songs as well as precious work data.
Toshiba designed and introduced the Canvio portable hard drive for consumers to protect their digital memories via an uncomplicated and regular practice. It is extremely easy to use thanks to a plug-and-play operation that won’t require you to earn a degree in rocket science, offering customizable options as well for tech-savvy users. Since it would be a bummer to see the Canvio come in just one color, Toshiba decided to lighten up the mood with five different colors for you to choose from, where 1TB of storage space can hold a purported 285,000 digital photos, 263,000 digital music files, or 820 digital movies – feel free to knock yourself out. Physically, it is smaller than a postcard and tips the scales at a mere 6 ounces, making it a non-existent strain on your shoulders whenever you tote it around on your travels.
Thanks to the aforementioned “set-it-and-forget-it” operation, the Canvio can back up a computer when it is still in operation regularly and automatically, which would come in handy for most folks who usually can’t be bothered to do so themselves. Apart from that, it also ships with the easy-to-use Windows-based NTI BackupNow EZ software that has been specially updated to feature better search capabilities and simpler step-by-step restore functionality to retrieve lost files.
The five colors that you can choose from are Raven Black, Satin Silver, Liquid Blue, Rocket Red and Komodo Green. Depending on the storage size of your choice, you will have to fork out anywhere from $119.99 to $199.99 for the 1TB Canvio Plus portable hard drive.