Verbatim Announces 4GB and 8GB Store â€˜nâ€™ Go USB HD Drives
Compact, Go-Anywhere USB Hard Drive Makes it Easy to Create a Portable Working Environment
CHARLOTTE, NC (March 14, 2006) â€“ VerbatimÂ® Corporation announced today the availability of its new 4GB and 8GB Store â€˜nâ€™ Goâ„¢ USB HD Drives, the latest additions to its award-winning family of USB drives. Designed for portability and style, these lightweight drives have the capacity to meet the needs of people who want to carry volumes of digital data, video, and audio with them or for keeping key information such as emails, photos, or personal calendars available at any time.
The new Store â€˜nâ€™ Go HD Drives come pre-loaded with Mobile Launchpad, a utility providing users with the ability to download applications for running directly from the USB HD Drive. Mobile Launchpad also allows users to have complete access to personal files and data without loading the content on a guest system. For quick and immediate access, the drives can also be used in regular drag ‘n’ drop mode.
The tremendous capacity of the Store â€˜nâ€™ Go USB HD Drive, combined with Mobile Launchpad, gives users the convenience of having mobile applications stored on the drive, ready to use wherever they go. Many applications specifically designed to enhance the portable experience are available for download online. Programs include mobile photo databases, ID/Password management tools, and applications which use the drive to log in from any computer and make Internet phone calls or have online chats.
“Whether itâ€™s for business, education or entertainment, people want to have their content and data with them without carrying their computer everywhere they go,” said Ron Hanafin, Verbatim Product Marketing Manager. “Our new Store â€˜nâ€™ Go HD Drives are a convenient solution for creating this portable working environment, where people can have access to applications and information with ease and style.”
A stand-out in both design innovation and durability, the 4GB and 8GB Store â€˜nâ€™ Go HD Drives have a polymer enclosure to provide shock resistance to the hard disc inside. With gently rounded corners, the slender case fits comfortably in the hand. When moving between different locations, the drive can be placed in its stylishly designed travel wallet and slipped into your pocket, purse, attachÃ© or backpack.
Using the attached USB 2.0 cable, the hot-pluggable Store â€˜nâ€™ Go HD Drives can be easily moved from computer to computer without having to shut down or reboot the system. The USB cable conveniently swings out to make it easy to connect to your personal or guest computer and tucks away for convenience when not in use. When connected to a computer the blue center area of the drive lights up, showing the drive is connected and powered, and blinks when information is being transferred between drive and computer.
The driveâ€™s compact size makes it easy for students to carry research and class project files from school to home. Consumers can plug the device into a friendâ€™s or family memberâ€™s computer and instantly share slideshows of family photos, vacation videos and personal MP3 selections. Busy executives who are constantly on-the-go can use a Store â€˜nâ€™ Go USB HD Drive to keep the latest company presentations, customer and partner contact information, databases, spreadsheets and key business files with them at all times, without having to carry their notebook systems. And, with the convenience of being able to carry diagnostic/repair, configuration and application files in their pocket, Verbatimâ€™s Store â€˜nâ€™ Go USB HD Drive is also a compelling storage solution for IT personnel and service technicians.
Weighing just 1.8 oz, the Verbatim Store â€˜nâ€™ Go USB HD Drive measures a mere 2.75 x 2.125 x 0.5 inches. The drive is fully compatible with WindowsÂ® 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, CE 3.0 and higher; MacÂ® OS 9X and higher; LinuxÂ® 2.40 and higher systems. Mobile Launchpad is compatible with 98SE, ME, 2000, XP and higher systems.
The Verbatim 4GB and 8GB Store â€˜nâ€™ Go USB HD Drives will be available in March through authorized Verbatim retailers with an approximate street price of $129 & $199 respectively. The complete package includes a travel wallet, USB extension cable and a quick start users guide. For more information on the new Store â€˜nâ€™ Go USB HD Drives and the full range of Verbatim storage solutions, visit www.verbatim.com/hddrive.
VerbatimÂ® Corporation, a Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Company, is an international organization that develops and markets innovative, high-quality products for storing, moving and using digital content. Known for its leadership in the removable storage media and related accessories markets, the company provides reliable, unique technologies and products that are highly sought after and broadly distributed worldwide. For more information, contact Verbatim at 1200 W.T. Harris Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28262, (800) 421-4188, FAX (704) 547-6609; or visit the company’s web site at www.verbatim.com.