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Verbatim is a brand most will be familiar with for their optical media; you can find spindles of Verbatim DVD-Rs and CD-Rs on the shelves of just about every electronics aisle in the country. Their name is built, more or less entirely, on media for physically shuttling bits from place to place. It is no surprise then, that they would choose to branch out into portable hard drives. Today we’ll be looking into one of their latest offerings, the Store ‘n’ Go USB 3.0. Pretty standard packaging, with all the features you might care about on the front. Note there are no explicit claims about speed; we instead get the “up to 10x faster” weasel words. Inside the cardboard enclosure, we get these: the drive itself, the USB 3.0 cable, and a quick-start pamphlet. No drivers are needed to access the drive itself, and the extra software is included on the drive. In most circumstances, the read speed seemed to cover about 70-77 MB/s, though the linear read score near the end was peculiarly low. Buffered reads did better, as you might expect, coming in near 180 MB/sec.
By HotHardware, published 05-01-2012
Twenty dollars doesn’t go far these days, but it can get you an 8GB USB 3.0 flash drive from Verbatim. The company announced its Store ‘n’ Go V3 drives, which feature USB 3.0 speed, retractable connector, and backward compatibility with all previous USB iterations. The drives are compatible with both Macs and PCs and come...