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Verbatim Unveils Quad-Interface Desktop Hard Drives

By Antone Gonsalves, InformationWeek,
January 5, 2009, 7:00 AM

Hardware manufacturer Verbatim Americas on Friday launched two external, quad-interface desktop hard-disk drives.

The drives, one 500 GB and the other 1 TB, offer Mac and PC users "plug-and-play" support for the leading interfaces, USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, and eSATA II, the company said. The drives are aimed at digital content professionals, consumers, and small businesses looking to store audio, video, photos, and graphics files.

"Our new 500-GB and 1-TB Desktop HDDs offer many advantages for editing and storing high-density applications, compared to using two or three smaller HDDs," Charles Klinker, director of marketing for Verbatim, said in a statement.

The 3.5-inch drives feature spindle speed at 7,200 revolutions per minute and 32 MB of cache memory. The drives are housed in a black aluminum case, weigh 3.3 pounds, and measure roughly 9 inches by 6 inches by 1.5 inches.

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