2017/ 10 /22


Toshiba CANVIO PREMIUM and CANVIO ADVANCE deliver up to 3TB of secure data storage in a sleek profile design


Taipei, Taiwan. — 23 October, 2017 Toshiba Electronic Components Taiwan Corporation, a committed technology leader, announces the latest additions to its line of portable hard drive solutions for personal storage, the CANVIO PREMIUM and the CANVIO ADVANCE, offering flexible capacity with 1TB[1], 2TB and 3TB options and  slimmer 2TB design than previous models.

The CANVIO PREMIUM series offers versatile connectivity in a stylish design with an aluminum finish and diamond-cut edges in silver metallic or dark gray metallic. The top of the device is flat, making it easy to store, and curves have been minimized to emphasize the thinness of the drive and give it a sharper look. It is accompanied by USB Type-A to USB Type-C™ [2] adapter that can be inserted in any orientation for easy connectivity to everything from notebooks to high-end desktop PCs. The 2TB devices in the Premium line have a 13.5mm profile, 5mm slimmer than the previous model. The 1TB devices also have a 13.5mm profile and the 3TB devices have a 19mm profile.

The CANVIO ADVANCE series has a flat design and four color options – black, white, blue or red – with a glossy finish. The 2TB devices in the Advance line have a 14mm profile, 5.5mm slimmer than the previous CANVIO CONNECT model. The 1TB devices have a 14mm profile as well, and the 3TB devices have a 19.5mm profile.

 “We are always striving to create more compact, high-capacity devices to handle the growing amount of digital content that today’s consumers need to store,” said Tadashi Sakaue, the President of Storage Products Division, at Toshiba Electronic Components Taiwan Corporation. “Achieving 1TB per platter capacity is a major milestone that allowed us to create our densest storage solution yet. These new drives offer high-capacity storage in an easy-to-use, slimmer design, making it more convenient than ever for consumers to store their files.”

The CANVIO PREMIUM and CANVIO ADVANCE blend form and function, offering high-capacity storage, easy backup, and trustworthy security in a slim, stylish design. The brand new Toshiba backup software is available for download, enabling users to easily back up important data through an improved user interface with option to set your own backup schedule. Additionally, the brand new Toshiba security software allows for simpler password setting with a more intuitive user interface so users can protect private data and prevent unauthorized access. 


[1] Definition of capacity: Toshiba defines a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

[2]USB Type-C™ and USB-CTM are trademark of USB Implementers Forum.