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Toshiba announces Canveo Aeromobile wireless SSD drive

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Wed Sep 03 2014, 12:17

Toshiba Canveo AeromobileTOSHIBA HAS ANNOUNCED the Canveo Aeromobile, a wireless solid-state disk (SSD) drive capable of interfacing with up to eight devices at a time.

The external data storage drive uses a WiFi pass-through connection to connect to a wide range of devices via an app available for desktop and mobile devices.

The drive also includes a USB 3.0 port for fast transfer, and a microSD card slot to add to the existing 128GB capacity. Decked out in a light gold shell, the diminutive drive measures 63x123.2x12.5mm and weighs 120g.

Toshiba Europe Storage Peripherals Division GM Arnaud Bonvarlet said, "With so many ways for consumers to capture and share the world around them the ability to backup, protect and access content with ease is becoming increasingly important.

"The Canvio Aeromobile wireless SSD has been created to give extra freedom when storing and sharing data, with the added reassurance that precious memories are safely backed up."

Battery life is said to deliver eight hours of continuous play, reflecting the lower power consumption of an SSD over a mechanical hard drive. Additionally, it makes the Aeromobile more resistant to bumps and knocks than similar products.

Full details of the wireless SSD drive have not been disclosed, but its chips will have been made at the plant Toshiba shares with Sandisk, which was converted earlier this year to fab 15nm NAND flash memory chips for future products.

Earlier this year, Toshiba announced an adapter that offers functionality similar to that of existing hard drives.

The Toshiba Canveo Aeromobile will retail for £119.99. µ


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