Verbatim introduces new 500GB and 1TB Quad Interface Desktop Hard Drives, priced at $179.99 and $249.99, respectively. These external storage devices feature USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 and eSATA II connectivity and are compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Mac OS X 10.1 or higher.
Verbatim’s new Quad-interface Desktop HDDs weigh 3.3 lbs. and measure 8.7 in. X 5.9 in. X 1.5 in., making them easy to transport from one desk to another and requiring minimal desk space when connected to a desktop system. Housed in sleek yet durable black aluminum cases, the 3.5” drives feature a 7200rpm spindle speed and 32MB of cache memory to optimize performance. A silent cooling fan is also included.
“Our new 500GB and 1TB Desktop HDDs offer many advantages for editing and storing high-density applications, compared to using two or three smaller HDDs,” said Charles Klinker, Verbatim Director of Marketing for HDD products. “For example, a single Verbatim 1TB solution only costs about 25 cents per GB and consumes less power than multiple lower-capacity HDDs. It also provides the convenience of being able to store, transport and backup all of your digital content without having to span disks."
Klinker added that with a choice of four interfaces, Verbatim’s new high-capacity Desktop HDDs offer complete cross-platform interoperability to simplify file sharing for designers that need to collaborate on creating and editing projects. With this capability, digital video, music and imaging professionals have a fast and efficient means of moving large files from one system to another without rebooting the computers.
Offering broad compatibility and high performance, the bus-powered drives deliver transfer speeds of up to 480 Mbit/s (60 MB/s) when connected to a USB 2.0 port, up to 400 Mbits/s (50 MB/s) for FireWire 400 connections, up to 800 Mbits (100MB/s) for FireWire 800 and up to 3.0 GB/s (300MB/s) for eSATA II connections.
Verbatim’s 500GB and 1TB Quad-interface Desktop HDDs also include Nero BackItUp 2 Essentials, a complete solution for automatic backup on Windows® systems. Easy-to-use, Nero BackItUp 2 incorporates scheduling, backup sets and encryption as well as password control.