Verbatim Quad-Interface eHDD


I know these numbers are like a slap in the face for all you USB 2.0 fans, but as I have said before, USB 2.0 is only capable of “bursting” to 480 MB/s, and then it drops back down.  eSATA and Firewire were built specifically for data transfer and not for handling a million different hot-swappable peripherals.  While the USB is more versatile than either of the latter, it is not faster except in short sprints.

To wrap this review up, I was a little disappointed that it didn’t include the newest fad to hit external HDD’s, Bluetooth.  Other than that, I couldn’t find anything to complain about.  The speeds were fast, the unit didn’t overheat, and it was very versatile.  Overall, I’m happy with how the Verbatim Q-I performed and I look forward to trying out their next external HDD in the future.

REPORT CARD : Verbatim Quad-Interface eHDD
category rating comments
Quality 5 Studily built, thick metal body and not bad to look at.
Innovation 4 It’s all about the wireless these days, and that’s the only thing that kept this product from getting a full-blown 5
Reliability 5 No heat problems and consistent speeds, would last a long time.
Green Factor 5 Eco-friendly HDD means less pollution and more money for you.
Value 3 The price of the HDD along with the cost of the enclosure is just about right.
FINAL VERDICT: 4 out of 5 stars
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Don is an avid gamer, writer, screen writer,part time game maker, film director, and horror film fanatic. You can check out his book "How to Survive Zombies and Other Disasters" on Amazon.


  1. Brett Dalton

    June 20, 2011 at 1:46 am

    why the hell would you want to use bluetooth for a hdd.. it's like sticking my media center on a 56k modem connection….

    On the up side of things I can't wait to see a USB 3.0 version -)

  2. Don Haynes

    June 20, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Why would I want to stream music from a 500GB hard drive to any other BT-enabled device I have? I have no idea. Or being able to access it with the new bluetooth enabled firmware for PSP? No clue.

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