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Toshiba Introduces New Portable Hard Drives

Toshiba External Hard disk

If you are looking for a compact portable storage to carry with on your travels, check out the new Toshiba portable hard drives. Compatible with both Windows and Mac, the portable external hard drive features scheduled file and folder backup recovery, 256-bit encryption password-protection and internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology to protect the hard disk.

SINGAPORE, 28 July 2009 – Toshiba’s Computer Systems Division (CSD), a division of Toshiba Singapore Pte Ltd, today announces the next generation of its USB2.0 Toshiba Portable External Hard Drives, featuring complete system backup, password-protected encryption for added security and other enhanced software features, offering both Windows and Mac computer users complete peace of mind that their data is safe.

Portability, Reliability and Recovery
This new generation of slim and lightweight 2.5-inch based Portable Hard Drives is designed to make computer back up simple and affordable. They cater to a wide range of users: from first-timers to advanced users, from general consumers to Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) users. For first timers, intuitive graphics and controls make backing up digital data easier than ever, putting consumers in the drivers’ seat for all of their storage needs. Advanced users can customize their backup preferences, such as the frequency, level of security and types of files saved. SME users will able to back up complete systems and ensure data protection with 256-bit password encryption.

Works with both Windows and Mac
Like its predecessor, the new Toshiba Portable External Hard Drive is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating system right out of the box.

For Windows Users
Toshiba is the first storage manufacturer to include NTI® BackupNow EZ™ software, which allows users to backup their complete system with a single click. NTI BackupNow EZ will scan a user’s system and provide personalized recommendations on the best coverage for files, folders and the entire computer. On top of this, the new software enables the user to restore their entire computer system, even if Windows is unable to start.

For Mac Users
Toshiba’s drives also come preloaded with NTI Shadow™ 4 for Mac, enabling users to easily identify files and folders to back up and select a convenient schedule for storage. It includes Sync, (a new feature for Shadow), so users can keep files synchronized between different Macs. The drives are also compatible with Apple’s Time Machine right out of the box.

Both PC and Mac users will benefit from the new Drive Space Alert feature that monitors and alerts the user when storage space reaches the alert level the user has set earlier. To ensure data protection, the drives also offer a password-protected security option with up to 256-bit encryption.

Available in 500GB and 320GB capacities, Toshiba’s new Toshiba Portable External Hard Drive are available in an array of color choices – Vivid White, Liquid Blue, Komodo Green and Rocket Red. (Colour availability will depend on region). The 500GB is retailing at S$179, while the 320GB is selling at S$129.

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