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Toshiba Canvio Connect uses Pogoplug to increase its value.The Toshiba Canvio Connect has some good excuses for you to get it.
Hi, guys. If you're looking for an excuse to buy yourself another portable drive, I have a good one for you. I'm Dong Ngo and this is the Toshiba Canvio Connect portable drive. Now, note I say another, because by now, you haven't had a portable driver like this one, what is wrong with you? These drivers right here, they are pretty easy to use, pretty affordable and can quickly expand your computer storage space. Most importantly, you can use them to back up your data, which is very important. So, if you have had yourself one, this is your chance to fix that. Now, there are few things that make the drive different from the rest of the drives here. Well first, it's red, which is very cool and hot [unk] color and secondly is very compact, support USB 3.0 and is best power. Meaning, you only need one cable, this one right here included to make it work. And finally, what really makes this one special is in his name. Why? Canvio doesn't mean anything. Connect mean that it can offer a lot more than shares storage space. And it turned out this is the first drive on the market that come included with the Pogoplug PC software. This software turn the drive host computer into a personal cloud server as long as the computer is turned on and connected to the internet. Then, you can remotely access data store on the drive as well as the drive of the computer via the internet no matter where you are. In my testing of the drive, it's also very good performance both with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. unfortunately, it didn't work with all of the USB 2.0 port that I tried it with. But that is not a big deal because by now, you should have a computer that supports USB 3.0. If not, what is wrong with you? I'm just kidding. I think USB 2.0 is still good in most cases. The Canvio Connect Drive comes in a wide range of capacity from 500-gigabyte to 2-terabyte and costs somewhere between $99 and $190. They're actually pretty expensive compared with its peers but that's exactly why you need an excuse to have it. And even then, you cannot get it right away because the drive starts shipping in mid May, which is about 2 weeks from now. In the meantime, you can learn more about this drive by checking out the full review at CNET.com and while you are there, make sure you check me out, via Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus. Be aware, no matter how much time you spend on me, you'll find nothing wrong at all, all right for that matter. I just am. And that's because I'm Dong Ngo and this has been the first look of the Canvio Connect Drive of Toshiba.