updated 08:55 am EDT, Mon April 16, 2007
Toshiba 200GB Portable HD
Toshiba claimed to set records on Monday by launching its 200GB Portable External Drive. The storage figure is the highest ever achieved for a notebook-sized hard disk and can hold the entire media library of most users: Toshiba estimates as many as 52,000 songs or 88 DVD-quality movies. As with earlier storage, the 200GB model is bus-powered and comes with NTI Shadow backup software for automatically preserving files.
The 200GB black aluminum drive works with both Mac OS X Panther and Windows 2000 systems or later, and sells today for $230; Toshiba also sells lower storage capacities starting at 100GB for $130.