Toshiba Announces New Canvio® Slim Portable Hard Drive

June 4, 2019

Toshiba expands its Canvio® portable hard drive line up with one of the most compact external mobile hard drives in the market.

Canvio Slim Family

Irvine, Calif. — Toshiba 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.

“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. “It’s 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 2019.

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About Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

Toshiba 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

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.
3 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

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