Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 Hard Drive Now Comes in 2 TB

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Toshiba expanded it’s Canvio Basics 3.0 Line today to include a 2TB portable hard drive, along with a Special Edition version of said drive.

According to the press release, the Canvio Basics 2TB drive “can store up to 571,000 digital photos, 526,000 digital music files or 1,640 downloaded digital movies.”  To put some of these numbers in perspective, that means the drive can hold a little less than half a year’s worth of digital music (around 150 days straight of 3 minute mp3s).  Yeesh!

Toshiba’s Canvio Special Edition Portable Hard Drive will be special by offering NTI® Backup Now EZ™ software, which “provides users with the option of backing up their digital files to the cloud, backing up their files and folders to their Canvio portable hard drive, backing up everything saved on their PC, or doing all three for the most comprehensive coverage.”

The 2TB Canvio is available for purchase for $189.99 on, while the Special Edition is $219.99 and exclusively sold at Best Buy and

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