Verbatim Introduces New USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Line

Verbatim's new Store 'n' Go SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hard drives should be just what their name purports them to be: really fast, thanks to USB 3.0.

The new hard drives will come in three capacities: 500 GB and 700 GB will be available in October, and 1 TB will be available in November. The new drives are, of course, backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 ports for those of you who haven't yet upgraded your computers to USB 3.0.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 features a 5Gbps data rate, which is significantly faster than Hi-Speed USB 2.0's rate of 480Mbps. For example, a 25GB movie will only take 70 seconds to transfer using a USB 3.0 port, as opposed to 13.9 minutes with a USB 2.0 port.

All capacities of the new Store 'n' Go hard drives will come bundled with Nero BackItUp & Burn software (Windows), a 5GB trial of Norton Online Backup, and a 7-year limited warranty. At the moment, there's no word on a price point.

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