Fast and Faster Store ‘n’ Go for Mac

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Verbatim’s line of Store ‘n’ Go portable hard drives are handy if you need extra storage for your portable computer. Joining the USB 3.0 model is a Mac version that has both Firewire 800 and USB 3.0 connectors. Theoretically, Firewire 800 offers twice the data transfer rate of Firewire 400, while USB 3.0 offers 10 times the speed of USB 2.0.
The drive can be used as a general purpose external drive, but will also work as a Time Machine backup unit. Even though it’s called Store ‘n’ Go for Mac the portable drive will work in a mixed Mac/Windows environment and comes with software that allows you to format the drive to FAT32 (it ships formatted to Apple’s HFS+). It also includes Verbatim’s Green Button software that allows you to set the drive’s standby and sleep modes to reduce power consumption. Presently the drive comes with a 500 GB capacity, but a 1 TB model should be available soon. It ships with both Firewire and USB cables, plus a power adapter that plugs into a powered USB port. Estimated price is under $150, which is competitive with other Firewire 800 portable drives.

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