Toshiba announced two new 3TB portable hard drives where one is an addition to the Canvio Basics line and the other is the brand new Canvio Connect II portable hard drive. Both new hard drives take advantage of the new 3TB 2.5″ Toshiba HDDs that are built with four 750MB platters.
The Canvio Basics is a simple USB 3 portable hard drive without much to say, except that it is a lot of storage on a little form factor. The line of drives is highly popular due to the reliability, size and most of all, price.
The unveiled Canvio Connect II portable hard drive is a little more interesting and doesn’t just bring along 3TB of storage, but also remote access capabilities, local and cloud backup and the ability to share and stream content. The backup system isn’t just limited to files and folders either but can handle complete system backups as well. Users can further secure everything with a password and optionally upload it to the cloud. Everything can be scheduled so you can lean back and let the Connect II take care of the rest.
The Canvio Connect II comes with 10GB free cloud storage and is backed by a 2-year warranty. It will be available later this month in 500GB ($99.99), 1TB ($119.99) and 2TB ($199.99) versions while the 3TB model will release later this year.
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