Toshiba Launches Canvio Connect Portable Hard Drive to Access, Share and Back Up Digital Files Virtually Anywhere

Toshiba Launches Canvio Connect Portable Hard Drive to Access, Share and Back
                     Up Digital Files Virtually Anywhere

Canvio Connect Enables Consumers to Upload, Download and Back Up Content To
and From Desktop, Laptop Computer and Mobile Devices

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., April 30, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Toshiba's Digital Products
Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today
announced Canvio® Connect, a portable external hard drive that offers high
capacity storage along with the ability to access and share files directly
from the device, making it the first of its kind.

"Toshiba's Canvio Connect represents the next evolution in external portable
hard drives," said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of product marketing and
development, Branded Storage Products, Toshiba America Information Systems,
Inc., Digital Products Division. "With its remote access and file sharing
capabilities, users can now share their digital content with friends, family
and colleagues from anywhere at any time directly from their Canvio Connect —
making it unlike any other portable hard drive on the market."

Toshiba's Canvio Connect is a portable external hard drive that offers up to
2TB of storage in a new slim and compact form factor and is available in
several different colors, including black, silver, blue, red and white. What
sets the Canvio Connect apart from competitive storage offerings currently on
the market is its ability to access and share files anytime, anywhere. For the
first time ever, a product within Toshiba's portable hard drive lineup will
allow users to back up videos and photos directly from smartphones, tablets
and other mobile devices that are equipped with Toshiba Storage's iOS or
Android app to the external hard drive.

As long as Toshiba's Canvio Connect is connected to an Internet-enabled PC
that is powered on, users will have complete access to their files, photos,
music and movies from any device — no matter where they are. The Canvio
Connect also allows users to share large files and folders instantly. As an
additional bonus, the Canvio Connect includes 10GB of free cloud storage for
storing "always available" copies of important files.

While the access and share feature sets the Canvio Connect apart from
competitive products, the device is still a powerhouse when it comes to
traditional storage and full system, files and folder backup capabilities and
is extremely easy to set up and use. And like all Toshiba products, the Canvio
Connect portable hard drive is designed from the ground up with consumer needs
in mind, and then tested again and again for reliability. It can be counted
on to perform as advertised—every time.

Toshiba's Canvio Connect is pre-formatted NTFS for Windows PC and comes with a
NTFS driver for Mac, allowing users to store and access files from their PC
and Mac without reformatting. The device also includes two year limited

Pricing and Availability
The Canvio Connect will be available for purchase on and
select retailers in mid-May. Pricing for the external hard drive will be $99
for 500GB, $109.99 for 750GB, $129.99 for 1TB, $169.99 for 1.5TB and $189.99
for 2TB

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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units:
Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication
Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products,
services and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers;
televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD products, and
portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing
markets; storage products for computers; and IP business telephone systems
with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS
provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the
United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company
owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more
information on TAIS visit

About Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and
marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba
Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital
products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs;
electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials;
industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation
systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators &
elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today
operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with
202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen
(US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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