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Toshiba Offers Adapter Turning External Drives Into Networked Storage Devices

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Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Canvio Wireless Adapter, a simple yet powerful innovation that adds wireless networking capabilities to any traditional external hard drive, allowing users to share, stream and access their content from any place, on any device.

"In today's increasingly wireless world, it's becoming more important that our storage solutions have networking capabilities," said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of product marketing and development, Branded Storage Products, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "This device brings yesterday's external hard drives into the 21st century with features that consumers demand such as easy access to their content wherever they are."

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Wouldn't mind giving this a spin (pun intended). Wonder how good the apps are, and if you can upload files through the internet "pass-through".
 
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Straight link.

Thanks, fiancee wanted something like this for the new 1Tb I got her, so she could connect to her tablet. This will absolutely fit the bill.
 
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Straight link.

Thanks, fiancee wanted something like this for the new 1Tb I got her, so she could connect to her tablet. This will absolutely fit the bill.
Nice bullet from the site that answers my question:

"Smart Storage Taking pictures, shooting video and viewing files can fill up the storage on your smartphone and tablet very quickly. But carry the new Canvio® Wireless Adapter with your external hard drive and you can easily offload those files to free-up space. You won’t need to attach a single cable to your mobile devices."
 
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Nice. I want one for my phone!
 

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you can do this on android anyway, my regular boring old NAS does this with my phone.


ES file explorer -> homepage shortcut to NAS 'photos' folder, cut and paste my DCIM folders contents across once a week.
 
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you can do this on android anyway, my regular boring old NAS does this with my phone.

ES file explorer -> homepage shortcut to NAS 'photos' folder, cut and paste my DCIM folders contents across once a week.
Yea, I have an ASUS N66R with USB ports that can serve the same function with "AiCloud". I'm just too lazy to set it up :p
 
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One thing... this "internet pass thru" mode.... might have issues with hotel/cafe captive portalled networks (splash screens) . Possibly having the same issues as range extenders.

Update!!! I confirmed with a rep on live chat and they told me it would work. Hope the rep is correct!
 
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