Thursday, June 24, 2010

Verbatim introduces its first USB 3.0 hard drives

Verbatim introduces its first USB 3.0 hard drives

The 3.5-inch desktop model "USB 3.0 Desktop HDD" comes with 1 or 2 TB capacity. is a portable 2.5-inch version is between 500 and 1000 GB. Prices range 91-201 €.

Verbatim has launched its first external hard drives with USB 3.0 interface on the market. In addition to a desktop model with 1 or 2 TB capacity is now also a portable version with a 500 or 1000 GB of memory available.

The 3.5-inch drive dell tc030 battery "USB 3.0 Desktop HDD" and the 2.5-inch version "USB 3.0 Portable HDD Store'n'Go" are delivered with the backup and burning software, Nero BackItUp Essentials & Burn. Verbatim's "Green Button" solution is to reduce the energy consumption, adding the disks to be transferred to a defined time period or at the touch into a sleep mode.

To use the full speed, can a USB 3.0 controller card is required. His 2-TB desktop hard drive offers for Verbatim € 201.49 bundled with such a card for the PCI Express port. Solo does the USB 3.0 Desktop HDD € 176.49. The portable versions, which are powered by USB cable with power costs, depending on capacity of between € 91.49 and € 176.49.

The USB Implementers Forum had published the final specification of USB 3.0 in November 2008 on the SuperSpeed USB Developers Conference in San Jose. The interface allows a maximum transfer rate of 4.8 Gbit / sec, delivering up to ten times faster than its predecessor.

Verbatim's first USB 3.0 hard drives are now commercially available (Image: lenovo 3000 n500 battery).