STOR.E TV PRO
Toshiba's STOR.E line of hard drives just got a bit of a refresh, and a dash of color, at IFA. It's CANVIO models come in sizes up to 1TB and sport one those spiffy USB 3.0 connectors, while weighing in at under half a pound in your choice of black, green or red. The BASICS line sports all the same features and options, except the pre-installed backup software, but only comes in black. The STOR.E PARTNER is another basic external drive with a USB 3.0 connection, but it's designed to match Toshiba's NB500 series of netbooks and has the color options to match (black, blue, lime green and orange). Much more interesting are the STOR.E TV 2 and STOR.E TV PRO -- a pair of devices with HDMI ports and a GUI all their own that will blend in with most home theater setups. While the TV 2 sticks with a traditional hard drive in sizes up to 2TB, the PRO opts for 8GB of flash storage. Both sport SD card readers, USB 2.0 and support for a broad range of codecs, but the PRO adds a Bluetooth remote with a QWERTY keyboard and full fledged web browsing capabilities. The STOR.E TV 2 and TV PRO will land in Europe during Q4 alongside the PARTNER, BASICS, and CANVIO lines. Check out the pile of PR after the break.
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TOSHIBA EXTENDS USB 3.0 HDD RANGE TO MEET HIGH CAPACITY, FAST ACCESS STORAGE DEMANDS

New range of external drives deliver instant-access, high capacity portable storage

Neuss (Germany), 1st September 2011 – Toshiba Europe Storage Peripherals Division, today announced a new series of USB 3.0 external hard disk drives (HDDs) that meet the high capacity, fast access storage demands of the data-hungry digital generation. The new STOR.E HDD series offers two products, the STOR.E BASICS and the STOR.E CANVIO, with (500GB, 750GB, 1TB1) capacities to provide users with flexibility according to their digital needs. Along with high capacities, the USB 3.0 interface delivers fast transfer rates of up to 5 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps), ensuring the quickest access times to your data. Both HDDs come fully equipped with an Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Alert, which are essential features to protect data against accidental knocks whilst carried around in bags or pockets. The drives come in a range of exciting STOR.E CANVIO colour options, including black, red, green, and blue.

In today's IT/CE environment, data is being produced at a frenetic rate, with 1.8 zettabytes expected3 to be created this year alone, so it's essential that irreplaceable photos, videos and music are backed up and easy to access.

The STOR.E BASICS HDD can accommodate even the biggest digital libraries and is ultra simple to use, with no need to install any STOR.E BASICS software. Weighing just 150 grams (500GB and 750GB model) and 180 grams (1TB model) respectively, its sleek post-card size with plug
and play functionality and a simple user interface make it perfectly suited to the digital media needs of users on the go. For users with more demanding storage requirements, the STOR.E
CANVIO enables the transfer of large media files at blazing fast speeds, whilst providing peace of mind with full system backup and recovery, offering a practical way to keep large amounts of precious data safe. Sleek and compact, like the STOR.E BASICS, the STOR.E CANVIO HDD is ultra-portable. Its unique pre-loaded software available on STOR.E CANVIO enables data to be backed up seamlessly, so provides additional peace of mind. The pre-installed NTI® Backup Now EZTM software scans your computer and recommends the best storage options. You then decide between backing up your files to the STOR.E CANVIO HDD, or to online storage in cloud, or choose both for the most comprehensive coverage.

The 1 Terabyte (TB) HDD is an ideal storage solution for media hoarders. It's capable of storing up to 285,000 digital photos4, 263,000 digital music files5, or 820 downloaded digital movies6. The STOR.E CANVIO's Drive Space Alert monitors the drive and indicates when it's getting close-to-full. Arnaud Bonvarlet, Director EMEA, Storage Peripherals Division, said: "The new STOR.E HDD range provides an easy storage solution for backing up valuable data and freeing up storage space on overloaded laptops, PCs or games consoles. The extension of our 3.0 USB
external HDD range demonstrates our commitment to delivering cutting-edge storage solutions. Toshiba's new STOR.E 3.0 portable hard drive range makes backup fast and simple, with a digital safety net against system failure." The HDD range will be available in Europe from early forth quarter 2011 and comes with a two year warranty. A demonstration of the

STOR.E CANVIO HDD series can be seen at this year's IFA in Berlin, Germany, 2-7 September 2011, the global trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances.

About Toshiba
Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm. Toshiba Europe GmbH, headquartered in Neuss, Germany, is a fully owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo.
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External hard disk drive STOR.E PARTNER matches the fresh looks of Toshiba's mini NB500 netbook series

STOR.E PARTNER features pre-installed backup software

Neuss (Germany), 1st September 2011 – Toshiba Europe GmbH, presented the new external hard disk drive series STOR.E PARTNER today. The design of the STOR.E PARTNER's casing echoes the young and fresh mini NB500 series design. The external USB 3.0 hard disk drive features a capacity of up to 1TB. STOR.E PARTNER will be available during the fourth quarter 2011 in Europe.

The design of Toshiba's STOR.E PARTNER perfectly matches the netbooks' young and fresh looks with subtle metallic reflections, engraved dots and rubber texture. It comes in the same funky colours as the mini NB500 series devices – black, blue, lime green and orange. High capacity for even large media libraries The storage capacity of the external hard disk drives of up to 1TB is large enough to house huge digital media libraries. It ideally suits those consumers who make extensive use of the netbooks' excellent sound quality powered by harman/kardon® stereo speakers and Dolby® Advanced Audio .

Via its USB 3.0 port, STOR.E PARTNER is able to transfer large media files quickly to a connected USB 3.0 laptop with a data rate of up to 5 Gigabits per second. Computers and peripheral devices with USB 2.0 only can still be used with the new external hard disk drives.
Back-up software on-board The pre-loaded Nero® BackItUp & Burn Essentials software comfortably and reliably backs up and restores files and folders and recovers damaged or accidentally deleted data.

About Toshiba
Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm. Toshiba Europe GmbH, headquartered in Neuss, Germany, is a fully owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo.
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STOR.E TV PRO: connecting TVs to the Web

Toshiba's new multimedia console turns plain TVs into smart TVs and brings the online world to the sofa

Neuss, Germany, 1st September 2011 – Today at IFA 2011 in Berlin, Toshiba Europe GmbH premiered the new STOR.E TV PRO. The multimedia console turns plain TVs into smart TVs connected to the Web. Featuring full browsing capabilities and a video conferencing mode, it brings the online world to the largest screen in the house. STOR.E TV PRO will be available in the fourth quarter 2011 in Europe.

Door opener to the Web experience on TVs "The vast majority of TVs in the home do not provide web access", said Marco Perino, General Manager, Digital Products Division, Toshiba Europe GmbH. "We've been looking for a plug-and-play approach to connect these 'stand-alone' TVs to the web and designed the multimedia console STOR.E TV PRO." According to Display Search's analysts, nearly 75% of all flat panel TVs shipped in 2011 are expected not to have any form of internet connectivity.

Relaxed browsing on the sofa
The multimedia set-top box with its sleek, minimalistic look simply needs to be connected to the TV via an HDMITM port to open the door to the web. Thanks to the newly designed graphical user interface navigation through the on-screen menu, browsing is easy and convenient. Toshiba developed an innovative remote control that connects to the STOR.E TV PRO via BluetoothTM. On one side it offers a full keyboard for typing web addresses and a trackpad for pointer control. On the other side it features everything that is needed for standard remote operation including a four way navigation button.

Easy access to value added services
Via STOR.E TV PRO, users not only get access to the web but also to Toshiba Places, Toshiba's web based content and services platform. Plus, STOR.E TV PRO supports a webcam connection
which can be used to hold a video conference on the large screen in the living room.

About Toshiba
Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm. Toshiba Europe GmbH, headquartered in Neuss, Germany, is a fully owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo.
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Toshiba expands its multimedia hard drive offering with STOR.E TV 2

STOR.E TV 2 stores and organises all multimedia data in one place and offers an intuitive one-click access to the files

Neuss, Germany, 1st September 2011 – Today, Toshiba Europe GmbH presents the new STOR.E TV 2. The HD multimedia storage drive has a storage capacity of up to 2 Terabytes and a broad range of connectivity options supporting most video, photo and music file formats. STOR.E TV 2 comes in an elegant design with rounded edges. The easy-to-use multimedia hard drive will be available in matt black and matt white from fourth quarter 2011 in Europe.

STOR.E TV 2 stores all media files in one place
STOR.E TV 2 can store all media files in one place and allows everyone to enjoy photos, videos and music in the comfort of the living room by simply connecting the device to a TV. The multimedia storage device even plays music whilst displaying a photo slideshow on the TV screen. When a camcorder is connected via USB to STOR.E TV 2, content can be streamed from the camcorder directly to the TV without the need for an additional computer.

Ensuring great picture and sound quality
STOR.E TV 2 features digital technologies and interfaces such as HDMI, H.264 and the surround sound audio codecs Dolby® Digital and dts 2.0+Digital Out to ensure great picture and sound quality.

Graphical user interface for intuitive operation
The new intuitive graphical user interface, operated by remote control, makes navigation easy. The user simply browses the folders in the on-screen menu on the TV screen to locate a file and play the footage. Content can be neatly organised by creating playlists, media folders and slideshows.

About Toshiba
Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm. Toshiba Europe GmbH, headquartered in Neuss, Germany, is a fully owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo.