Getting a jump on what is fast becoming the USB standard, Toshiba has announced a new line of portable HDDs that work with both Type-A and Type-C USB connections. The Canvio Premium series was presented at 2016 CES. Toshiba also unveiled a dual port flash drive called the TransMemory EX Dual.
The Canvio Premium HDD’s compatibility with USB 3.0 and USB Type-C devices is made possible via an included onboard adapter, which makes it possible to connect to a wide range of devices both old and new. The TransMemory EX Dual flash drive comes with two separate connectors, one for Type-A and another for Type-C devices. Read and write speeds are said to reach as high as 95MB/s and 80MB/s, respectively.
Toshiba is also throwing in a PC and Mac-compatible security software program called HDD Password Tool, in addition to Pogoplug PC which will offer users 10GB of cloud storage. A pre-loaded backup and recovery program called NTI Backup Now EZ will also be included, but is limited for use on Window OS only.
Canvio Premium HDDs are available from Toshiba starting at $84.99 for 1TB, $129.99 for 2TB, and $159.99 for 3TB capacity. The TransMemory EX Dual will be available sometime between now and mid-2016 and will be priced at $39.99 for 32GB.