Verbatim Quad-Interface External HDD



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
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.