Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go USB 3.0 1TB Portable Hard Drive Review
Without any second thoughts, we can say that the portable hard drives have become a must have gadget, just like, say, a computer. Some of the main selling factors that people look for in these portable drives are some chunky memory and, faster the transfer speeds, the better. Verbatim has no mistake in its latest range of portable drives, the “Store ‘n’ Go” USB3.0. Not only are these drives easy to be carried around, it also features the Super Speed USB3.0 in order to allow faster reading and saving of files. Read on to find out more about this portable external hard drive.
The Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go USB3.0 1TB Hard drive comes in a simple two-coloured packaging that is enveloped by a robust hull in an aluminium style and also features semi-transparent black plastics only at the sides and tops. The device is quite slim and light weight at dimensions of (H x W x D) 127 x 82 x 20 mm and weighs just 162 grams. The drive is available in six neon colours such as Caribbean Blue, Hot Pink, Violet, Sunkissed Yellow, Eucalyptus Green and Volcanic Orange.
Almost near the rear of the side, you will find the all-important USB 3.0 interface. You will not find any additional power supply or an alternative interface. There is an appropriate USB3.0 cable provided in the package.
The Store n Go is also available in lower capacities of 750GB and 500GB.
The drive and cache:
Moving on to the insides of the Store ‘n’ Go, the drive employed is a Fujitsu MJA2500BH G2, which is now Toshiba, has a capacity of 1TB. It runs at 5400 RPM with 16MB cache. When delivered, the drive is formatted to FAT32. Hence, the drive can be used on both Mac OS X and Windows Operating System right out of the box.
USB 3.0 Performance:
With the latest USB3.0 standard, which is establishing itself more and more, uniting speed and power supply, let us see how it fares in terms of performance. This data medium from Fujitsu does a very convincing job by offering some good performance, considering that it is a 5400rpm hard disk. With transfer rates at a maximum of 90.2 MB per second and 70.2 MB per second on average, it is in the top bracket of its device class.
If you are not aware yet, note that the Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go USB3.0 is backward compatible too. Speaking of which, when the drive is connected to a USB2.0 port, it managed to provide reasonable performance for systems without USB3.0.
The Power issue:
As we mentioned earlier, you will not find any power supply port on the drive as all the power is offered by the USB3.0 port itself. We would not say that there are no issues with this kind of set up, as the drive did not always start working just like that.
As far as the box contents are concerned, as we had mentioned earlier, you will find a USB 3.0 cable, software Nero Backup, Burn Essentials and Green Button software already on the external hard drive.
The Verbatim Store n Go Portable Hard Drive comes with two years limited warranty for parts and labour.
Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go 1TB External Hard Drive – Technical Specification Table
|Model Name||Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go USB3.0|
|Colours available||Caribbean Blue, Hot Pink, Violet, Sunkissed Yellow,
Eucalyptus Green and Volcanic Orange
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||127mm x 82mm x 20mm|
|Hard disk drive capacity||1TB|
|Other capacities available||500GB and 750GB|
|Hard disk type||Fujitsu MJA2500BH G2|
|Compatible operating systems||Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Mac OS 9.x / 10.1 or higher
|Software||Nero Backup, Burn Essentials and Green Button software|
|Package contents||A USB 3.0 cable, Nero Backup,
Burn Essentials and Green Button software
|Power consumption||5 Watt|