The Digital Products Division (DPD) of Toshiba has announced an update to its Canvio external USB storage line-up with the addition of a 1.5TB Canvio 3.0 hard drive.
This model comes pre-formatted using the NTFS Windows file system. Toshiba has also included an NTFS driver so that the users of Mac can read and write to it. The Mac users can always reformat the drive to the Mac file system and use it with Time Machine, but they would not be able to share files with a PC anymore.
The Toshiba Canvio 3.0 has a version that costs US $10 more, which includes software to perform backups. The user has the options of building file backups, full disk backups, or both. If using full-disk backups, it will be possible to boot directly from the USB drive into the disk-restoration utility.
The Canvio line has many storage capacity options – 500GB/700GB/1TB/1.5TB, and the price for this new 1.5TB is US $199.99 (with software) or US $189.99 (without software).