Toshiba Store Steel 320GB Portable Hard Drive
Posted on: 28.06.2010 01:00:00


Today I am going to be looking at a product from a manufacturer that whilst they are a household name is less well known for their involvement in the computer hardware industry. The manufacturer is Toshiba and the product is one of their Store Steel external hard drives, this one in particular is 320GB.

I would also like to thank for supplying this product to test and review.

Before taking a look at the Store Steel 320GB here is some information about Toshiba the company, as taken from the Toshiba website.

“Toshiba's early history has two strands: 1875 saw the establishment of Tanaka Seizo-sho (Tanaka Engineering Works), Japan's first manufacturer of telegraphic equipment. Its founder, Hisashige Tanaka (1799 - 1881), was well known from his youth for inventions that included mechanical dolls and a perpetual clock. Under the name Shibaura Seisaku-sho (Shibaura Engineering Works), his company became one of Japan's largest manufacturers of heavy electrical apparatus. In 1890, Hakunetsu-sha & Co., Ltd. was established as Japan's first plant for electric incandescent lamps. Subsequent diversification saw the company evolve as a manufacturer of consumer products. In 1899, the company was renamed Tokyo Denki (Tokyo Electric Co.).

In 1939, these two companies, leaders in their respective fields, merged to form an integrated electric equipment manufacturer, Tokyo Shibaura Denki (Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd.). The company was soon well known as 'Toshiba,' which became its official name in 1978.

Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in high technology, spanning IT & communications systems, digital consumer products, electronic devices, and home appliances. Year on year we file thousands of patents, leading the way within each industry sector making innovation a key part of the Toshiba fabric.

Innovation without an emphasis on design will simply not be adopted by the consumer. At the heart of all products we bring to market is a well considered, well researched design that you would be proud to own, proud to display and excited to use.

The environment
With Environmental Vision 2050, Toshiba announced its commitment and determination to contribute to a better environment by pursuing two complementary approaches: the Energy Approach emphasizes the stable supply of reliable energy and mitigation of climate change and the Eco Products Approach focuses on creating new value in harmony with the Earth.

At Toshiba quality and reliability is at the heart of everything we do. With technologies being developed in more than 30 separate R&D laboratories and over 300 subsidiary companies around the world Toshiba engineers are dedicated to finding the best product solutions for you, the customer.

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