Toshiba 400GB USB 2.0 portable external hard drive announced

Toshiba today added a new 400GB model to its line of personal storage devices offering for high-capacity storage and backup for music libraries, home videos, personal data and other digital memories. Sporting a sleek and glossy finish with contemporary graphics, the Electric Blue & Black 400 GB hard drive joins the league of Carbon Grey, Hot Rod Red and Gecko Green personal storage hard drives.

Weighing 6 ounces, the new 400GB Toshiba USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive can store up to 114,000 digital photos, 105,000 MP3 music files, 177 hours of DVD videos or 47 hours of high-definition videos.

Toshiba’s personal storage line offers easy and hassle-free back up solution with its NTI Shadow software.

“With the constant influx of cherished digital content stored on home computers, consumers are looking for a fast and easy way to protect their libraries with little to no maintenance,” said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of marketing at Toshiba Storage Device Division. “Toshiba’s click-free, switch-free and button-free backup solution caters to the average digital consumer — but with advanced features and high capacities that also appeal to the sophisticated technophile.”

The personal storage line also comes with an internal shock sensor and ramp-loading technology. Toshiba 400GB USB 2.0 portable external hard drive will be available in October. It comes with a 3-year limited warranty. There has been no word on the pricing.