While Toshiba's certainly no stranger to hard drives
, the company hasn't exactly been quick to jump on the crowded portable storage bandwagon. It now looks to be doing its best to make up for lost time, however, introducing a new line of external USB hard drives boasting capacities all the way up to 200GB -- apparently a first at the 2.5-inch form factor. Descriptively dubbed the Toshiba USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive, the drives also appear to be at least somewhat ruggedized, with a "special patent-pending" shock mount system and a "scratch-resistant" housing. Look for the drive to roll out in 100, 120, 160, and 200GB varieties this week, with 'em running $130, $150, $180, and $230, respectively.
[Via AP/Yahoo News