256MB Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go USB Drive

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Introduction

Verbatim was kind enough to send over one of their 256MB Store ‘n’ Go USB 2.0 drives for me to review. I recently did a review on a USB 2.0 Pen Drive which was really good, much better than USB 1.1 that’s for sure. USB drives are such a great thing to have because they are fast, simple to install, you can take them anywhere, and they can hold a good amount of data. Verbatim claims to have the fastest USB drive on the market right now which we will put to the test later in this review. There really isn’t much to say more about this drive before getting into the review so lets just do so.

Specifications

  • External dimensions(LxWxH): 8.132 x 1.75 x 10.75
  • Transfer rate: read: 8000KByte/s, write: 5000KByte/s
  • Compatible OS: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows CE 3.0, Windows Me, Windows 98 (must use included drivers), Mac 8.6 and higher, Linux kernel 2.4.0 and higher.
  • Capacity: 256MB
  • Data Retention: 10 years

This Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go comes in a retail package which is why it is heavily encased by a lot of plastic. From the front of the package you can see that drive and from the back of the package you can see the extras that you get. On a side note this package was pretty hard to open even with some serious scissors.

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This Store ‘n’ Go comes with a mini CD which contains drivers as well as a utility to manage the drive. You also get a neck strap, USB extension cord, and quick guide which isn’t really necessary because installation is simple.

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The drive is the smallest one I have encountered so far and I think it may be the smallest on the market right now. The cap for the drive is nice because it comes off easily but only when you want it to. I don’t think it is too lose to the point where it would come off when you didn’t want it to. I plugged the drive into my Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Drive Bay Hub and its ready to go. You can also see an OCmodshop case badge in the picture which you can pick up from our online store for only $3.

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