Toshiba today announced the Canvio Slim II portable external hardware. Measuring only 12.5 mm thick and with storage capacity of up to 1 terabyte, Toshiba claims that the Canvio Slim II is one of the thinnest and smallest portable hard drives available on the market. Users will also have the ability to access and share data straight from the device itself.
The Canvio Slim II supports both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, and as long as it is active and connected to an internet enabled PC, users will be able to access all of their music, movies, files and photos from any device in any where on the planet. Toshiba is also giving away 10GB of free cloud storage with each portable hard drive for storing “always available” copies of important files, as well as quick sharing of large folders and files. The Canvio Slim II also allows users to directly back up their photos and videos from their smartphones and tablets through the dedicated iOS and Android apps. The drive is pre-formatted NTFS for Windows and comes with a NTFS driver for Mac. The 500GB model is priced at $114.99 and the 1TB model at $149.99. Both models will be available from select retailers and on Toshiba’s website later this month.