Toshiba adds new 4TB CANVIO® Portable Hard Drive Model for safe and reliable personal data storage

External drives combine elegant low-profile design with practical features and extra capacity

December 3, 2018


IRVINE, Calif. –  Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. today announces a new addition to its popular family of CANVIO external hard drives (HDDs), a 4TB1 option in its ADVANCE, BASICS and READY series.

The 4TB option gives up to 33 percent extra storage (compared to 3TB) for consumers and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that want to store large files and back up their data. Using 1TB platter technology allows the 4TB CANVIO models to maintain the same low-profile design as 3TB models. All models support Windows®2 and Mac3 operating systems and are compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

CANVIO HDDs combine a sleek, slim and stylish design with practical features such as a ramp-load design to prevent internal wear, plug-and-play functionality, backup and security software (available on the Advance models), and a range of more flexible capacity options of  1TB, 2TB, and now 4TB.4

“The amount of data a person or company needs to store and back up is increasing exponentially. Toshiba constantly strives to give our customers cutting edge technologies with ever greater storage in a portable, lightweight and attractive design,” says Michael Cassidy, Vice President, Consumer HDD, Americas, at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

The 4TB BASICS model is available now. General availability of the 4TB ADVANCE and 4TB READY models will start in January 2019. For further information and the detailed product specifications on our full line of consumer HDD storage products, please visit:

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About Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America Inc., is the US based electronic components business of Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation. TAEC offers consumers and businesses a wide variety of innovative hard disk drive (HDD) products plus semiconductor solutions for automotive, industrial, IoT, motion control, telecoms, networking, consumer and white goods applications. The company’s broad portfolio encompasses integrated wireless ICs, power semiconductors, microcontrollers, optical semiconductors, ASICs, ASSPs and discrete devices ranging from diodes to logic ICs. For more company information visit TAEC’s web site at

1 Definition of capacity: One Gigabyte (GB) means one billion bytes and one Terabyte (TB) means one trillion bytes. Total available capacity will vary based on operating environment and may show less storage capacity. Your results will vary. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1TB = 240 = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity.

2 The CANVIO HDDs support Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. The drive is by default formatted to the NTFS file system for Microsoft and can be reformatted.

3 The CANVIO HDDs support macOS v10.13 / v10.12 / OS X v10.11 but requires reformatting to HFS+ file system to do so. Mac, macOS and OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.


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