Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go review
This simple little drive is available in six exotic shades, as well as sober black and silver models. Our sample was Eucalyptus Green, but in our view the tasteful metallic design looks great in any colour. It feels tough enough to withstand the bumps and scratches of a rucksack, and the blue access light at the rear lets you see when the drive is on and working without being distracted in everyday use.
The Store ‘n’ Go looked good in our speed tests, too, placing among the top performers in three of our four exercises in our recent Labs (see PC Pro issue 204), and giving a particularly strong showing in the taxing small-file write test.
Best of all, the price works out at a very low 11p per gigabyte for the 500GB model, and includes a copy of Nero’s BackItUp & Burn software. If you need more storage, the 750GB model can be bought online for around £65 inc VAT – again, lower than any of its similarly sized rivals. Only the top-end 1TB drive sees the price creep up: at around £80 inc VAT, it’s pricier than several 1TB drives we’ve tested. In its mid-range capacities, though, Verbatim’s Store ‘n’ Go is an unbeatable package.
|Cost per gigabyte||11.0p|
|Hard disk usable capacity||465GB|
|Hard disk type||Mechanical|
|Write speed small files||51.0MB/sec|
|Write speed large files||82.0MB/sec|