Toshiba Stuffs 200 Gigs Into 2.5-inch Portable Drive

Toshiba Stuffs 200 Gigs Into 2.5-inch Portable Drive


It used to be that if you needed loads of storage capacity, the only option was getting a full-sized 3.5-inch hard drive. Such is no longer the case. Toshiba has just introduced the “world’s first 200GB portable storage device based on the compact 2.5-inch hard drive platform.”

The new external hard drive features a standard USB 2.0 connection, a highly portable 2.5-inch hard drive, and consumer-friendly set-up and operation. This last part is particularly notable because the NTI Shadow software that comes bundled allows for “click-free, switch-free and button-free backup.” It’s completely automatic based on your set parameters.

The new 2.5-inch portable backup solution from Toshiba is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. Capacities range from 100GB ($129.99) to 200GB ($229.99).

To coincide with this announcement, they’ve also got a contest wherein entrants have the opportunity to win a Toshiba Satellite laptop and a Toshiba gigabeat music player. Click here for full details.