Powering the Type-C Ecosystem: Toshiba Announces Canvio® Premium and TransMemory® EX Dual

LAS VEGAS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 5, 2016CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW – Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the Canvio® Premium, a series of portable hard disk drives (HDDs) featuring both USB Type-A and USB Type-C™ compatibility, as well as the TransMemory® EX Dual, a dual port Type-A and Type-C flash drive engineered for quick and easy transfers between devices.

“USB Type-C is slated to become the new standard in universal connectors,” said Maciek Brzeski, Vice President Branded Storage Products, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division, “Although widespread adoption is still in its infancy, we’ve designed the Canvio Premium and TransMemory EX Dual devices to be compatible with this technology so that our users can bridge the gap between their existing hardware and the latest high-end machines. These devices will maximize portability and convenience for years to come.”

Type-C Compatibility

Canvio Premium portable drives provide a convenient and user-friendly storage option that is compatible with conventional USB 3.0 devices and USB Type-C devices via an included onboard adapter. This allows the drives to integrate seamlessly into users’ existing ecosystem of devices as the Canvio Premium HDDs can be used with a wide array of PCs – from ten-year-old machines to the latest convertible laptop – without the need to purchase separate hardware.

The TransMemory EX Dual features a dual interface with both USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports. With read and write speeds up to 95MB/s and 80MB/s1, the EX Dual allows users to quickly and efficiently transfer photos, videos and documents to and from their existing devices.

Diverse Software

Compatible with both Mac and PC devices, Canvio Premium HDDs feature a comprehensive lineup of software catering to personal and business users alike. The HDD Password Tool allows users to prevent unauthorized access to their files, while NTI Back Now EZ2 software provides a simple yet reliable back-up and recovery solution to prevent the loss of crucial data. Users can also benefit from Pogoplug® PC, which provides 10GB of cloud storage that can be accessed remotely from smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices.

Functional Elegance

Inspired by traditional Japanese aesthetics, Toshiba’s Canvio Premium and TransMemory EX Dual both embody a simple, yet sophisticated design in a timeless metallic structure. Constructed of aluminum materials with diamond cut edges, the Canvio Premium line excels in heat dissipation while maintaining the high durability iconic to Toshiba products.

Warranty, Pricing and Availability

Canvio Premium portable HDDs are available for purchase at select retailers and on toshiba.com/us in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB3 capacities for $84.99, $129.99 and $159.99 MSRP4 respectively. All models come with a standard limited three-year warranty5. The TransMemory EX Dual will be available in the first half of 2016 in a 32GB3 capacity for $39.99 MSRP.

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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of five business units: Business Solutions Division, Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Telecommunication Systems Division and Industrial Solutions & Services Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including award-winning notebook computers, tablets, branded storage products, digital display solutions and cloud services; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications; and IoT solution development, data analytics and IT services. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit us.toshiba.com.

About Toshiba Corporation

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, "Committed to People, Committed to the Future," Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives. Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today's Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 580 consolidated companies employing 199,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.6 trillion yen (US$55 billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit  www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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