Toshiba Reveals Fresh, Unified Canvio® Portable Hard Drive Models

Toshiba CANVIO® PREMIUM, ADVANCE and BASICS deliver up to 3TB of secure data storage in a unified, slim design

January 9, 2018


Irvine, Calif. — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, announces the latest additions to its line of portable hard drive solutions for personal storage, the CANVIO PREMIUM, ADVANCE and BASICS models, offering flexible capacity ranging from 500GB1, 1TB, 2TB and 3TB options.  Although the models may differ in materials and features, the CANVIO line brings a unified design of flat and rounded devices thanks to the new 1TB-per-platter technology.

The CANVIO PREMIUM series offers versatile connectivity in a stylish design with an aluminum finish and diamond-cut edges in silver metallic. The device is easy to store with the thinness body and give it a sharper look. It is accompanied by an USB Type-A to USB Type-C™2 adapter that can be inserted in any orientation for easy connectivity to everything from notebooks to high-end desktop PCs. The 2TB devices in the Premium line have a 13.5mm profile, 5.5mm slimmer than the previous model. The 1TB devices also have a 13.5mm profile and the 3TB devices have a 19mm profile.

The CANVIO ADVANCE series is available in four color options – black, white, blue or red – with a glossy finish. The 1TB and 2TB devices in the line have a 14mm profile, 5.5mm slimmer than the previous CANVIO CONNECT II model, and the 3TB devices provide a 19.5mm profile. Additionally, the ADVANCE model offers Toshiba backup software and security software for download, enabling users to easily back up and protect important data through password protection and an improved user interface.

The CANVIO BASICS series offers an entry-level 2.5” portable hard drive for all your storage needs, ranging from PC data to photography. The model is pre-formatted for Windows®3 PCs and works right out of the box, allowing users to collect content immediately and take their drive anywhere. Available in 2TB, 1TB or 500GB, the new BASICS series features a minimalistic design, sleek, matte surface and a thin 14mm profile.

“We are always striving to create more compact, high-capacity devices to handle the growing amount of digital content that today’s consumers need to store,” said Michael Cassidy, vice president, Consumer HDD, Americas, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. “Achieving 1TB per platter capacity is a major milestone that allowed us to create our densest storage solution yet. These new drives offer high-capacity storage in an easy-to-use, slimmer design, making it more convenient than ever for consumers to store their files.”

The CANVIO models blend form and function, offering high-capacity storage, easy backup and trustworthy security in a slim, stylish design. Additionally for ADVANCE and PREMIUM models, the brand new Toshiba backup software is available for download, enabling users to easily back up important data through an improved user interface with option to set your own backup schedule. Additionally, the brand new Toshiba security software allows for simpler password setting with a more intuitive user interface so users can protect private data and prevent unauthorized access.

The CANVIO models will be available February 2018. For details about our consumer HDD storage products, please visit: For more information on our full line of HDD storage products, please visit: To learn more about our storage solutions visit the storage blog at and follow both @ToshibaStorage and @ToshibaUSA on Twitter.

About Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

Toshiba America Electronic Components 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

1Definition of capacity: A terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

2USB Type-C™ and USB-CTM are trademark of USB Implementers Forum.

3Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications.

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