Toshiba Canvio Alu

August 26, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories | Comment |

Toshiba today announced the Canvio Alu portable hard drive, which features a shock sensor as well as USB 3.0 and ramp loading technologies. Available in black or silver, the Canvio Alu boasts a compact design, encased in a stylish aluminium chassis for high durability. It comes in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities. and features intuitive NTI software to automatically back up and restore up to 2TB of your files and folders. The new Canvio Alu will be available for purchase from September, with a price starting at £43.00.

Toshiba Press Release


A strong and stylish way to store and transfer essential data

26 August 2014, London UK – Toshiba Europe GmbH (TEG) Storage Peripherals Division today announces the launch of the Canvio Alu portable hard drive, the superfast solution for storing your personal data - whether you’re at home or on-the-go. Powered by USB 3.0 technology, the Canvio Alu provides ultimate peace of mind, automatically backing up your precious content, whilst keeping it protected in a sleek aluminium casing. It also features a shock sensor and ramp loading technology to guard against accidents and drops.

Available in black or silver, the Canvio Alu boasts a unique compact design, encased in a stylish aluminium chassis for high durability. Whether you use it for school, work or as a hub for your digital entertainment, the portable hard drive comes in several capacity sizes (up to 2TB[1]) and is the perfect way to transport your data – whatever your style.

Featuring intuitive NTI software, the Canvio Alu automatically backs up and restores up to 2TB of your files and folders scanning your system to offer customisable backup options to suit your needs. You can even schedule backups to run automatically, throughout the day so you’ll know all of your important data and media files are in safe hands. Utilising a high-speed USB 3.0 port, the Canvio Alu is also compatible with USB 2.0 ports.

Arnaud Bonvarlet, General Manager, Storage Peripherals Division, Toshiba Europe GmbH said: “In today’s data-driven world, image-conscious consumers need a storage solution that couples design with reliability and speed. The Canvio Alu has been designed to bridge the gap between functionality and aesthetics, providing a solid yet stylish way to quickly access important data with ease, whilst ensuring it stays protected.’

The new Canvio Alu will be available for purchase from September, with a price starting at £43.00. It comes in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB models and is encased in a classic aluminium case. Compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 8.1, 8 and 7, it comes with a 2-year limited warranty, has a transfer rate of up to 5Gb/s and can be reformatted to HFS+ file system for full MAC compatibility.

[1] One Gigabyte (1GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes and One Terabyte (1TB) means 1012 = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB= 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and 1TB = 240 = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system and other factors.

About Toshiba Storage Peripherals Division

Toshiba Europe GmbH Storage Peripherals Division, in Neuss, Germany, markets HDD and SSD storage solutions aimed at consumers and retailers in Europe. Its current product range spans from external and internal HDDs to SSD and network storage solutions. For over 40 years Toshiba has been developing and manufacturing hard drives used by every major brand of notebook computer. For more information on how we use this same technology in our external hard drives visit

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).

To find out more about Toshiba, visit

Toshiba Europe GmbH, headquartered in Neuss, Germany, is a fully owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo.

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