Toshiba intros first 1.8-inch external HDD and new 2.5-inch models

Posted on Monday, Jan 07 2008 @ 16:34 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Toshiba unveiled its first 1.8" external HDDs at CES 2008 and unveiled a new 320GB 2.5" external HDD.
1.8-inch External HDD Delivers High-Capacity Mobile Storage
Toshiba’s new USB 2.0 Mobile External Hard Drive based on the 1.8-inch HDD platform will be available in 60GB, 80GB and 120GB models for unparalleled capacity in a pocket-sized mobile storage device. This new line of personal storage devices combines the portability of a USB flash drive with the high capacity of a hard drive for the ultimate mobile digital warehouse for entertainment and data files. The new 1.8-inch external HDD can be easily slipped into a briefcase, purse or backpack for easy transport of digital photos, music, videos or other data files.

Because the 1.8-inch HDD is designed for mobility, Toshiba plans to include encryption and backup software with its 1.8-inch line to protect data should the HDD ever be lost or stolen. The product also will include a USB cable and will be bus-powered for easy plug-and-play operation.

2.5-inch External HDD Now Offers Up to 320GB
Toshiba’s new 1.8-inch mobile external HDD line complements its existing line of 2.5-inch external HDDs, which now feature up to 320GB of storage capacity. Toshiba's 2.5-inch 320GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive can store up to either 91,000 digital photos, 84,000 MP3 music files, 142 hours of DVD videos or 37 hours of high-definition videos.

The 2.5-inch external HDD line continues to feature click-free, switch-free and button-free backup for easy operation by any consumer. It comes bundled with the award-winning NTI Shadow software, enabling even digital novices to easily conduct computer backup and enjoy peace-of-mind in knowing critical data and cherished digital files are protected.

Available in 320GB, 250GB and 160GB capacities, Toshiba’s line continues to be positioned for effortless operation with automatic power on via the USB connector to the computer and through the straightforward setup afforded by the NTI Shadow™ software. Users simply connect the drive to their PCs via the USB port and set the backup parameters. It then runs in the background to automatically backup data.
The 320GB 2.5" drive costs $199.99.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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