Toshiba Proves Big Things Come in Small Packages With New High-Capacity Storage Products

  Toshiba Proves Big Things Come in Small Packages With New High-Capacity
  Storage Products

 New Canvio Desk Desktop External Hard Drive Provides up to 5TB and Internal
                  Solid State Hybrid Drive Offers up to 1TB

Business Wire

IRVINE, Calif. -- March 27, 2014

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America
Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Toshiba Canvio® Desk Desktop
External Hard Drive, a high capacity storage device that saves significant
work space with its small compact design. In addition, the company unveiled a
2.5-inch internal Solid State Hybrid Drive, offering an easy upgrade for
notebook owners looking to speed up their PC.

“The Canvio Desk Desktop External Hard Drive offers enhanced features, great
performance and generous storage capacity in a versatile and compact design
set to match any office space,” said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of product
marketing and development, Branded Storage Products, Toshiba Digital Products
Division. “In addition, our new 2.5-inch Solid State Hybrid Drive for
notebooks is a perfect upgrade for people looking to extend the life of their
laptop with more storage and speed.”

With up to 5TB of storage capacity^1, this device allows users to store up to
1,315,000 songs, 1,428,000 photos or 4,110 movies. Featuring a built-in USB
3.0 interface^2, the Canvio Desk Desktop External Hard Drive significantly
improves file transfer performance for large media files while minimalizing
the wait time for back-up. The Canvio Desk is supported both in horizontal and
vertical orientation – allowing it to fit perfectly in any home or office

With NTI® Backup Now EZ™ software, the Toshiba Canvio Desk Desktop External
Hard Drive has the ability to scan computer systems and recommend the best
comprehensive coverage. This also allows users the ability to restore any file
that is saved on their computers. In addition, this device provides
password-protected data encryption to ensure that backup files are safe from
unauthorized access.

Backed by a three-year limited warranty^3, Toshiba Canvio Desk Desktop
External Hard Drive delivers Toshiba’s high quality standard offering reliable
high capacity add-on storage and backup solution with the latest USB

2.5-inch Internal Solid State Hybrid Drive Offers Easy and Speedy Upgrade to
Existing Notebooks

Toshiba’s notebook 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Hybrid Drives provide a
convenient and reliable way to upgrade every major brand of notebook computer.
Toshiba combines its proven and reliable hard drive and NAND technology with a
Serial ATA interface to provide increased performance, capacity and

The Toshiba Solid State Hybrid Drive delivers SSD-like performance and
responsiveness by combining NAND flash and innovative, self-learning
algorithms with up to 1TB of storage capacity in a compact series of 2.5-inch
hard drives. Compatible with most notebooks, Toshiba’s internal solid-state
hybrid drive offers a fast, convenient and reliable way to upgrade a
notebook’s capacity and performance.

This device provides both the speed and performance of a SSD and the large
storage capacity of a HDD. It is the perfect device for gamers looking to
significantly decrease their loading game time or for the application
intensive user.

Pricing and Availability

The Toshiba Canvio Desk Desktop External Hard Drive is currently available for
purchase at select retailers and on for $249.99 MRSP^4
for the 4TB model and $299.99 MSRP for the 5TB model.

The Toshiba Notebook 2.5” Internal Solid State Hybrid Drive is currently
available for purchase at select retailers and on for
$129.99 MSRP for the 500GB model and $179.99 MSRP for the 1TB model.

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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 laptops, tablets, HDTVs, Blu-ray
Disc® and media streaming products; physical and cloud storage solutions;
virtual desktop infrastructure; imaging products for the security, medical and
manufacturing markets; 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 590 consolidated companies, with
206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen
(US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba’s web site at

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respective owners. Information including without limitation product prices,
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^1 Hard Disk Drive Capacity. Hard drive capacity may vary. 1 Gigabyte (GB)
means 10^9 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Hard Disk Drive
Capacity Legal Footnote at

^2 USB 3.0. 5Gbps is the maximum theoretical interface transfer rate per the
specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0. Actual transfer rate will vary
depending on your system configuration and other factors.

^3 Warranty. The terms and conditions of Toshiba's standard limited warranty,
and extended warranty and service upgrade plans are available at

^4 Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means “Manufacturer’s Suggested
Retail Price.”


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