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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Toshiba outs 'new' Canvio 3.0 portable HDDs, extends USB 3.0 to its Basics range



Monday morning is hardly the time for philosophical questions, but here's one anyway: should manufacturers refresh product lines if they're not adding anything new? Toshiba's Canvio 3.0 external HDDs announced today have pretty much identical specs to the Canvio 3.0 Plus drives already available on Amazon: capacities from 500GB to 1TB, prices from $90 to $140 and the inclusion some cloud backup software worth around $40. The pocket-sized drives come in a range of colors and it's hypothetically possible that they'll look better than their predecessors, but we can't be sure until we get product photos instead of the plain render you see on the right. Meanwhile, things get relatively more interesting when we come to the Canvio Basics range, which make a few sacrifices to come in $10 cheaper and which at least now come with USB 3.0. Enough with the nihilism already.

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Toshiba outs 'new' Canvio 3.0 portable HDDs, extends USB 3.0 to its Basics range originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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