5With the capability of storing 500 gigabytes (GB) to 1 terabyte (TB) of files at 5.4 ounces, Toshiba is now releasing its portable Toshiba Hard Drive Canvio® Connect II. At 4.2 x 3 x 0.5 inches, the super slim hard drive is sleeked with aluminum design with different colors to choose from (including black & silver). The Toshiba Hard Drive Canvio® Connect II is preformatted using NTFS or New Technology File System. It offers secure and protected file storage system at a speed of 5400 rpm. The lightweight hard drive is also equipped with backup and recovery password-protected encryption. Compatible with Windows and MAC operating systems, the Toshiba Hard Drive Canvio® Connect II is also perfect with Pogo plug and ultrabooks™ as it also has an additional of 10 GB of free cloud storage.

How Much?

At $65.48, you can now get Toshiba Hard Drive Canvio® Connect II at Amazon.com.

Who Would Buy This?

The Toshiba Hard Drive Canvio® Connect II is great for people who own ultrabooks, which mostly has lesser storage capacity. With this compact and lightweight hard drive, ultrabook users won’t experience hassles when it comes to carrying this very lightweight and slim hard drive. Plus, the additional 10GB of cloud storage shouldn’t be something that must be ignored.

Things We Like

The secure and password-protected encryption technology of Toshiba Hard Drive Canvio® Connect II is something that adds more to its high speed data transfer and slim design. The hard drive’s capacity to act as a centralized system so that files can be accessed remotely is a brilliant feature for those who are always on the go. The bundled software (Pogoplug PC) will boost up storage capacity for a 10GB of cloud storage, which has a lifetime guarantee. So there’s no need to worry about not bringing in a bunch of hard drives if you are travelling. It’s super small, very light but has a sturdy feel in your hands.

Things We Don’t Like

The Toshiba Hard Drive Canvio® Connect II has compatibility issues with USB 2.0 ports so you might want to check if your computer has the USB 3.0 ports. Compared to other hard drives, it’s a bit pricey.


Toshiba offers a three-year limited warranty to its Toshiba Hard Drive Canvio® Connect II.

Is It Worth The Money?

With its warranty, Pogoplug PC bundled software, password-protected encryption, and remote access capability, the Toshiba Hard Drive Canvio® Connect II is definitely worth the investment.

Where Can I Buy?

Amazon is the perfect place to buy Toshiba Hard Drive Canvio® Connect II since it offers great deals and discounts on electronic items. The hard drive is also available at any accredited Toshiba retail stores across the globe.

Final Thoughts

The slim and compact portable hard drive that is capable of behaving as a centralized storage system is a perfect partner to any ultrabook. The lifetime guarantee of 10GB of additional cloud storage via the Pogoplug PC bundled software and amazing encryption system is definitely something to try for!

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