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Toshiba Unveils Its 250GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive

Toshiba Storage Device Division adds a 250GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive to its lineup of personal storage devices and introduced a new line of internal notebook HDDs for mobile PCs to meet the growing demand for personal storage solutions.

Addressing the explosion in digital video, music, photos and information content, the new 250GB 2.5-inch portable external hard drive is capable of storing up to either 71,000 digital photos, 65,000 MP3 music files, 110 hours of DVD videos or 29 hours of high-definition videos. Toshiba's click-free, switch-free and button-free backup solution is bundled with the NTI Shadow software, enabling even digital novices to easily embrace data backup and enjoy peace-of-mind in knowing critical and cherished digital files are protected.

Toshiba also has added a retail line of internal notebook HDDs to augment the growing demand for storage capacity in mobile PCs. Available in 80GB, 120GB, 160GB, 200GB and 250GB capacities, Toshiba's new notebook HDDs offer consumers a wide range of options to enhance existing hardware.

Toshiba's USB 2.0 portable external HDDs are available in 120GB, 160GB, 200GB and 250GB capacities and have been designed with convenience and portability in mind. Along with NTI Shadow software, Toshiba has incorporated a special patent-pending shock mounting system into its personal storage solution to deliver extra protection against normal wear and tear. In addition, the drives' ventilated and sleek black aluminum housing provides a stylish complement to other digital devices, while helping dissipate heat more efficiently than similar products on the market.

Toshiba's notebook HDDs are compatible with every major brand of Serial ATA-enabled mobile computer and feature Toshiba's proven, state-of-the-art perpendicular magnetic recording technology, native command queuing and tunnel magneto-resistive head recording for increased capacity, reliability and performance. These new drives also include:
- Intelligent Serial ATA interface;
- Read/write cache for increased performance;
- Low power consumption with adaptive power modes and Serial ATA DIPM;
- Internal shock detection and ramp loading technology to help protect the drive;
- Compatibility with Windows XP and Vista as well as Mac OS X and Linux.



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