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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Toshiba offers next generation of portable hard drives

The portable storage industry for computers has a fair number of players in the market, and Toshiba is among one of the more notable names. This time round, the Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) has introduced its latest next generation USB 2.0 portable hard drive that not only totes your data, but it helps keep them safe and sound thanks to a complete system backup, password-protected encryption for added security and enhanced software features. For folks who want a worry-free non-enterprise, comprehensive and easy-to-use solution for their precious data, they won't go wrong with Toshiba's latest offerings.

Each of these new brightly colored easy-to-use portable hard drives from Toshiba help do away with the complexity of computer backup, thanks software specifically written for both Windows and Mac environments. Windows users will be pleased to know that Toshiba is the first storage manufacturer who has thrown in the NTI BackupNow EZ software that enables users to perform a complete system backup with but a click of the mouse button. In addition, should anything untoward happen to your data, the NTI BackupNow EZ allows the user to restore the complete system. Yes, this works as well even if Windows is unable to start. Not only that, the software is able to scan a user's system and provide personalized recommendations on the best coverage for files, folders and the entire computer just in case one doesn't know where to start.

As for those who are loyal to the Mac platform, Toshiba's new backup drives will be equipped with NTI Shadow 4 for Mac, allowing users easy identification of files and folders to back up, alongside the selection of a convenient schedule for storage. Apart from that, Toshiba's external hard drives can also play nice with Apple's Time Machine right out of the box. You can choose from 320GB and 500GB capacities that will retail for $119.99 and $149.99, respectively.

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