Toshiba Canvio Connect serves up local and PogoPlug cloud storage in one pocketable drive

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toshiba-canvio-connect.jpgToshiba are popping both local and cloud storage into a pocketable drive, today revealing the Canvio Connect storage unit.

Equipped with USB 3.0 connectivity and between 500GB and 2TB or storage capacity depending on how flushed with cash you are, it uses PogoPlug cloud-storage software to back up your files should the hard-drive come a cropper.

Up to 10GB of cloud storage is on offer with the drives, allowing for users to access stored files from an Android or iOS device too.

“With people travelling more than ever and using smart devices and laptops to capture digital memories, valuable data needs to be backed up to ensure loss or corruption doesn’t affect precious digital content. Toshiba is leading innovation in the consumer electronics market, using its unique insight into the needs of consumers to create storage devices that fit into our daily lives,” said Arnaud Bonvarlet, Director EMEA, Storage Peripheral Division, Toshiba Europe GmbH.

Available from May 2, prices start at €159 (£135).

Gerald Lynch