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Toshiba releases new Canvio portable storage line-up with new applications and designs

Adding new Canvio Flex and Canvio Gaming models along with new colours and textures for Canvio Advance and Canvio Ready.

Düsseldorf, Germany, 01 September 2020 – Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (TEE) announces the introduction of two new Specialty models to TEE’s Canvio portable storage line-up, alongside its well-known product categories Standard, Advanced and Premium. The Specialty models Canvio Flex and Canvio Gaming address specific external storage requirements such as gaming and cross-platform deployment.

Canvio Flex is the new USB-C portable hard drive designed for Windows PCs, Mac computers, iPad Pro and other tablet devices for cross-platform compatibility[1]. Canvio Gaming is the new portable game storage drive designed for game consoles and gaming PCs. These two new models allow gamers and multi-platform users respectively to expand storage seamlessly and across various devices. They can take their favourite content on the go in a sleek, portable design.

In addition, the Canvio Advance and Canvio Ready series both boast a new distinctive design while offering portability and reliable storage that is easy to access. This next generation of Canvio designs delivers seamless portability, high storage capacity and broad compatibility for various USB devices.

“The Canvio Portable Storage series is an excellent choice for a broad range of applications and illustrates our commitment to advancing consumer hard disk drives to meet the evolving needs for storage solutions. The new line-up is suited for a broad range of users, including multi-platform users, gamers, business professionals, outdoor photographers, and students. There is a model that fits everyone’s needs,” says Larry Martinez-Palomo, General Manager, Storage Products Division, Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH.

The new Toshiba Canvio models deliver storage solutions for a wide range of consumers and use cases:

  • Canvio Flex – The Canvio Flex portable hard drive features up to 4TB[2] of storage, offering both USB-C and USB-A cables, that enable users to seamlessly store and access their data on multiple devices including Mac computers, Windows PCs, iPad Pro and other supported tablet devices, [2] interchangeably with a simple one-stop solution.
  • Canvio Gaming – With the Canvio Gaming portable hard drive, users will be able to expand their game library easier than ever before with the ability to carry up to 100 games[3] (4TB) in a stylish portable case designed for popular game consoles and PC game systems. The Canvio Gaming features a firmware-customized “Always-On” mode to support responsive gameplay.
  • Canvio Advance – The Canvio Advance portable hard drive features a new unique textured design with new colours. With the included auto backup, and data security software, this portable drive helps content creators and photographers to protect their data on the go.
  • Canvio Ready – The Canvio Ready, portable hard drive – now featuring a new two-tone design – is a storage solution for entry-level users who want simple data back-up. This portable hard disk offers USB plug & play, file drag & drop, and simple storage expansion for Windows PC.

The new Canvio models will be available at major retailers in the autumn of 2020.

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[1] Compatibility may vary depending on the user’s hardware configuration and operating system. Please check device compatibility and connecting instructions by reviewing the applicable user manuals for such device. Compatibility is based on information currently available and is subject to change and subject to restrictions per hardware specifications.

[2] 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 your results and storage capacity will vary accordingly. 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.

[3] Number of games based on a 36GB average per game. The number of games will vary based on file size, formatting, other programs, and factors.

* Information in this document, including specifications and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate as of the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice.


About Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH

Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation. TEE offers European consumers and businesses a wide variety of innovative hard disk drive 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, ASSPs and discrete devices ranging from diodes to logic ICs.

TEE has its headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, and branch offices in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom providing design, manufacturing, marketing, and sales. The company’s president is Mr. Tomoaki Kumagai.

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Contact details for publication:

Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH, Hansaallee 181, D-40549 Düsseldorf, Germany

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Martin Hennes, Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH

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Ref. TSH031/A         September 2020