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.