Verbatim Quad-Interface External HDD


What could be better than external storage?

I don’t know how many times I’ve needed to back up my hard drive for a reinstall of my OS and been left wanting because I didn’t have any place to put all my pictures and data.  I’ve had to rewrite several articles and reviews do to exactly such a scenario.  It’s a sad fact, but if you store your most valuable data on your main HDD, there’s a good chance you’ll lose it.  My only problem with external HDD space is that even with USB 2.0, it’s still slow as Hell when it comes to large file transfers.  Ever had to move 50 Gig of video files over a USB connection?  It’s like dial-up, man.  But Verbatim has stepped up to the plate and served a little more than a homerun.  Try four of them.

The Verbatim Quad-Interface Pro.  500GB of storage space set in a beautiful enclosure and topped with a tasty array of ports for all your speeds and pleasures.  This baby supports USB 2.0, eSATA, Firewire 400 and Firewire 800.  If that’s not enough to get your data moving and your arm hairs tingling, then get yourself a little flash drive and check out anime, you losers.  Here’s some info on this nasty machine:

When performance counts, Verbatim’s Professional Quad-Interface Hard Drive now offers a desktop drive with multiple interfaces including eSATA ll, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0. Blazing at data transfer rates up to 3000Mb/s through the most demanding applications allowing you to work more and wait less. Each drive is constructed of a durable aluminum casing and silent cooling fan for heat dissipation.

The external hard drive includes Nero BackItUp Essentials software that allows you to automatically back up your personal content. Nero BackItUp incorporates scheduling, backup sets and encryption of your files with password control.

  • USB / FW400 / FW800 / eSATA combination drive
  • eSATA II connection provides data transfer rate of 3000 Mb/s (max)
  • Easy-to-use backup software included *
  • Store thousands of photos, videos, and MP3s
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • External Power – 120VAC
  • Interface – One USB 2.0 port, One eSATA port, One FireWire 400 port, Two Firewire 800 port
  • Data Transfer Rate – eSATA: 3000 Mb/s (max), USB 2.0: 480 Mb/s (max), FW400: 400 Mb/s (max), FW800: 800 Mb/s (max)
  • Unit Dimensions – 8.7 in. X 5.9 in. X 1.5 in.
  • Unit Weight – 3.3 lbs