Press release

Toshiba Announces New Canvio® Slim Portable Hard Drive

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America Electronic Components, Inc.
(TAEC) announces the
Canvio® Slim, the latest addition to Toshiba’s Canvio® portable hard
drive family. With a lightweight, aluminium finish and at just 9mm thick
(1TB[1] model), the Canvio® Slim is one of the thinnest and
most compact external mobile hard drives in the market.[2]
The newest Canvio® device can easily back up photos, music, videos, and
other files with a simple graphical user interface over USB 3.0
High-Speed (5 Gbit/s[3]) transfer and security software to
prevent unauthorized access to data.

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Toshiba Canvio Slim (Photo: Business Wire)

Toshiba Canvio Slim (Photo: Business Wire)

“The Canvio® Slim delivers data storage in a form factor that’s as
stylish as it is portable. With up to 2TB[1] of storage, USB
3.0 & 2.0 compatibility, and easy-to-use backup and security software,
your ever-growing collection of files and multimedia content will remain
safe and easily accessible,” says Michael Cassidy, Vice President,
Consumer HDDs, Americas, at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
“Its compact size, premium look and feel, and affordable price make the
Slim an ideal travel companion for people who need a storage device they
can toss into their handbag or carry-on and barely notice it’s there.”

The Canvio® Slim illustrates Toshiba’s commitment to advancing consumer
HDD design to meet the evolving needs for storage devices suited for
on-the-go users, from business travellers to outdoor photographers. The
Slim is available in silver and black and boasts a 3-year standard
limited warranty.[4]

The new Canvio® Slim models will be available at major retailers in June

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About Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

America Electronic Components Inc.
an independent operating company
owned by Toshiba America, Inc., is the US based electronic components
business of Toshiba
Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation
. TAEC offers consumers
and businesses a wide variety of innovative hard disk drive (HDD)
products plus semiconductor solutions for automotive, industrial, IoT,
motion control, telecoms, networking, consumer and white goods
applications. The company’s broad portfolio encompasses integrated
wireless ICs, power semiconductors, microcontrollers, optical
semiconductors, ASICs, ASSPs and discrete devices ranging from diodes to
logic ICs. For more company information visit TAEC’s web site at

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specifications, content of services and contact information, is current
and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is
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Canvio is a trademark of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

[1] A gigabyte (GB) is 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte (TB) is
1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports
storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1TB = 240
= 1,099,511,627,776 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] Source: Toshiba America Electronic
Components, Inc., as of June 4, 2019 for the 1TB external hard drive.
5 Gbit/s is the interface transfer rate per the specifications of the
Universal Serial Bus 3.0. Actual transfer rate will vary depending on
your system configuration and other factors.
[4] Standard limited
warranty terms apply. The warranty brochure is preloaded on the hard
drive or can be viewed online at

Company names, product names, and service names may be trademarks of
their respective companies.