Toshiba enters cloud storage space launching Canvio Personal Cloud at $219.99 for 2TB version


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Infotech Lead America: Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD) has launched Toshiba Canvio Personal Cloud.

The launch is part of Toshiba’s entry into the cloud storage space.

Toshiba has priced its Canvio Personal Cloud at $219.99 for the 2TB version and $249.99 for the 3TB version.

The Canvio Personal Cloud will be available for purchase on and select retailers in September 2012.

The newly launched storage hub enables users to save their media libraries securely in their own homes and access stream files remotely via the cloud.

The Canvio Personal Cloud assists users to access digital data at home or on the go with their tablets, smartphones or computers via an Internet connection.

“Given Toshiba’s extensive experience within the storage space and comprehensive ecosystem of devices offered, we’ve come up with a simple, intuitive solution that perfectly ties everything together,” said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of product marketing and development, Branded Storage Products, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division.

“We’ve designed the Canvio Personal Cloud with the consumer in mind, truly enabling the digital home by using storage to bridge the gap between an array of electronic devices. What’s even more impressive is that Canvio Personal Cloud will allow users to access their personal data from anywhere in the world,” Brzeski added.

Toshiba’s Canvio Personal Cloud is a centralized file sharing and storage hub for the connected home, that enables users to bring all their content together in one place, including music, photos, video and documents stored on PCs, Android-based tablets and smartphones and iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad.

Using the Canvio Link software for Windows or Canvio Link apps for Android and iOS, users can easily access and stream content stored on the Canvio Personal Cloud to their Internet-connected devices, whether on the home network or away. Smart TVs can also access Canvio Personal Cloud, allowing users to share music, photos and videos on the big screen.

Available with either 2TB or 3TB of storage, Canvio Personal Cloud empowers consumers to simply and securely store, access, share and stream their ever-expanding digital content within their connected home, or anywhere in the world.

It enables the availability of content on a contextual basis flowing from device to device, screen to screen and location to location and unlike public and private cloud applications, the Canvio Personal Cloud is completely self-managed, so the content and accessibility is always under users’ own personal control and there are no usage fees or subscription charges.

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