Pros:Incredible storage unit, wonderful performance, and reasonable price.
Cons:I wish it was one terabyte!
The Bottom Line: If you need a performance plus, premium storage device for your digital files, this is for you.
The Verbatim 500 Gb External Storage Drive is Outstanding!
Recommend this product?
I am a consumer of computer technology, and it is amazing to me how much data can be accumulated over the course of time. Digital photos, digital music files, movies, spreadsheets, word and text documents, power point presentations, games, and various software applications, all take up room on a given computer. Storage space is what is needed. Additionally, all data on a computer is considered to be at risk, so backup is always needed.
I have had some good experiences with products from the Verbatim company. I previously had purchased a 250 Gb external hard drive, and still have it. However, it is filled up to capacity. I recently returned to America for the Thanksgiving holiday, and wanted to buy another storage device, and bring most of my digital data back with me to my job in China. I went shopping, and found the 500 Gb Verbatim external hard drive on sale at Best Buy, and I decided to purchase it.
What follows is my review of this device.
What I Like About the Verbatim 500 Gb External Hard Drive.
Huge Storage Capacity!
500 Gigabytes is a lot of storage space! That’s 1/2 of a Terabyte! To put it in perspective, imagine being able to store 50,000 one megabyte digital files! I have managed to put onto Verbatim External Drive about 10,000 songs, 100 full length movies, 10,000 digital photos, games, scanned photos, documents, school work, work related document files, presentations for lecture, and still have room to spare of about 100 Gigabytes.
With 7200 RPMs, and a USB interface, this external hard drive performs seamlessly.
The Verbatim 500 Gb external hard drive is portable, but due to the power source, it’s a little bulky. While not so small as to fit into a pocket, it fits snugly in a carrying case (not provided with the purchase).
At about $120, this is a good value for the money. For this price, you get the sleek, black, performance plus Verbatim 500 Gb storage drive, a power cord, and a USB cable to connect to your computer.
I have had my 500 Gb Verbatim External Hard Drive since last Thanksgiving, and it has performed wonderfully for me. I’ve carried it across the Pacific Ocean, and it is my supremely reliable data storage unit while I am overseas.