Summary: Although the Store 'n' Go external USB hard drive is not without a few noticeable deficiencies, it constitutes a decent portable hard drive if you're seeking quick and easy plug-and-play operation. Furthermore, the warranty offered by Verbatim simply can't be beat. As such, the Verbatim Store 'n' Go is a great option if you want to get the most life out of your portable hard drive and ensure that it will last for years to come without any worry about device malfunction.
Pros: The Verbatim Store 'n' Go boasts a stellar seven-year warranty and convenient portability.
Cons: This external hard drive doesn't have as many storage capacity options as others.
Verbatim 500GB USB 3.0 Store ‘n’ Go Portable Hard Drive Review
4 May 2012
Excerpt: Since 1969, Verbatim has been providing innovative data storage solutions, and to this day they remain one of the most known names in the industry. Verbatim recently announced a series of portable hard drives called the Store ‘n’ Go. These external portable hard drives are ideal for those that want to have large amounts of data on a storage drive that you can take with you. Verbatim offers these storage on-the-go drives in both FireWire 800 and SuperSpeed USB versions,...
Excerpt: 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.
Verbatim 500GB Store 'n' Go SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
5 October 2011
Conclusion: Final Thoughts: With so many portable hard drives available today, it's hard to make your product stand out in the crowd. In the case of the Store 'n' Go SuperSpeed USB 3.0, Verbatim has done just that. Along with a stylish, compact design, this USB powered, portable hard drive packs some impressive performance. Thanks to its USB 3.0 interface, the Store 'n' Go was able to read and write at speeds as high as 83 MB/s. The drive is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0.
Pros: Available in 500GB and 1TB capacities, Fast transfer rates with USB 3.0, Backwards compatible with USB 2.0, Includes Nero BackItUp & Burn Essentials software, Includes Verbatim's Green Button and Formatter software, USB powered, Reasonably priced, Good looking and well constructed design, 7 Year Warranty
Cons: Limited color and capacity choices in some markets, Drive does not ship with Mac backup software
Summary: There are certainly many who do not want to go out and buy an empty enclosure along with a drive, just to assemble it at home. With preconfigured external hard drives you do not only have the peace of mind in terms of warranty, but also the true Plug'n'Play or buy and connect aspect.
Pros: Excellent to reasonable price (depending on color option), Good USB 2.0 performance, Nice and compact, Nero BackItUp & Burn Essentials included on the drive, "Go Green" Application to control standby of drive, Loads of different color options, Informative packaging
Cons: Only 2 years warranty - retail Samsung HM321HI drive comes with three., No frills drive, USB connector on the side of device
Excerpt: Nearly everyone in modern society has need for portable digital storage, and therefore carry some sort of USB flash drive. They have replaced the floppy drive in terms of portable ubiquity (even Windows finally uses them to load disk drivers at install time), and it’s so convenient to be able to copy files to and [...
Conclusion: I absolutely love the 4GB Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go Micro USB drive and I can wholeheartedly recommend this reliable USB drive to anyone looking for a speedy, small and reliable USB drive to transfer files from computer to computer without being worried about their information being lost. I’ve had some USB drives act up on me losing information or prematurely dying but I can say that the 4GB Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go Micro USB drive that I’ve tested is the best I’ve tested to...
Pros: Tiny and tough, Resistant to water, dust and static charges so you can place it virtually anywhere, Both read and write speeds are indeed very fast, Found it to be reliable with zero issues or problems during months of hard usage, Inexpensive
Cons: Small makes it easier to misplace – that’s why a lanyard attachment is included
Conclusion: Ultimately I think the Ceedo software, after a bit of polish, could be fantastic. It would be even better when paired with a small USB Flash drive. The scenarios I envision people using a product like this in all involve going up to a PC and connecting it to a front USB port – and for that scenario the Verbatim Store 'n Go is poorly suited because of its size, shape, and weight.
Excerpt: Flash drives have been getting larger and larger, and our need for portable storage is only getting greater. It wasn’t long ago that we reviewed Verbatim’s 2GB U3 flash drive, and we thought that was plenty of space for all of our portable data needs… but we quickly found ourselves starving for more data. I [...
Summary: Surprisingly, the drive performed better on a faster computer. The limiting factor of the drive’s speed is not the memory itself, but the USB interface. We gained an additional 4MB/sec just from switching platforms. Verbatim’s U3 drive beat all the other flash devices, even on our dated laptop.
The Verbatim Store’n’Go 2GB U3 smart drive has excellent performance. There wasn’t any noticeable lag when running applications from the drive.