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Verbatim's logo. Click here to visit the Verbatim website! PRESS RELEASE: Verbatim Fires Up Portable Hard Drive Performance with New SureFire FW800/USB2 HDD Line

CHARLOTTE, NC (July 15, 2009) – Verbatim® Americas, LLC an industry leader in the data storage industry for 40 years, announced today its new SureFire™ line of portable combo FW800/USB2 HDDs. Available now with capacities of 250GB, 320GB and 500GB, the rugged palm-sized drives combine power, convenience and the reliability of the Verbatim brand with a compact, sleek design. With the ability to plug the drives into almost any computer, Windows® and Mac® users can quickly and cost-effectively increase the storage capacity of their laptop or desktop system, or quickly transfer large files between computers.

The bus-powered drives are equipped with one USB 2.0 port, and one FireWire® 800 port to deliver high-speed transfer rates of up to 800MB/sec. for FireWire 800 connections and 480MB/sec. when connected with USB 2.0--without requiring an AC power adapter. Ready to use right out of the box, all cables are included.

Housed in a stylish yet durable black aluminum-extruded case with a fingerprint-resistant matte finish, the 2.5” drive features a 5400rpm spindle speed and 8MB of cache memory to optimize performance. A black protective carrying case designed to match the sleek lines of the SureFire HD is also included.

Verbatim’s new SureFire portable HDDs weigh 0.41 lbs. (186g), and measure 3.13" x 5.0" 0.66" (81mm x 128mm x 15mm), making them easy to transport from system to system and place to place.

Verbatim SureFire Portable FW800/USB HDDs are ready to use with Mac OS X Leopard's Time Machine™ backup application and can be easily reformatted for PCs.

Verbatim's SureFire portable hard disk. Photo provided by Verbatim Americas LLC. Click for a bigger picture!

Verbatim's SureFire portable hard disk.
Photo provided by Verbatim Americas LLC.

Availability and Pricing
Verbatim’s 320GB and 500GB SureFire Portable FW800/USB HDDs are compatible with Windows 2000, XP or Vista™ systems as well as Mac® OS X 10.1 or higher systems. Backed by a 3-year limited warranty, the new portable drives are available through Verbatim retail and distribution channels, including the Apple® stores. The suggested retail pricing is US$109.99 for the 250GB version, US$139.99 for the 320GB version and US$179.99 for the 500GB drive. The complete package includes a SureFire hard drive, FireWire 800-800, FireWire 800-400, USB 2.0 and USB power cable for systems limiting power over the USB port, a carrying case and a user guide.

About Verbatim
Verbatim’s businesses in the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia Pacific regions are wholly owned subsidiaries of Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co., Ltd. MKM’s parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), is Japan's largest chemical company.

Verbatim develops and markets innovative, high-quality products for storing, moving and using digital content. Known for its leadership in the optical, magnetic and flash storage 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 Americas, LLC, 1200 W.T. Harris Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28262, (800) 421-4188. In Europe, Verbatim Ltd., Prestige House, 23-26 High Street, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9DU, UK, (+44) 1784 439 781. In Japan, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co., Ltd., 31-19, Shiba 5-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0014, (+81) 3-5454-3972. Or visit the web site at www.verbatim.com and select the country of your location.

Verbatim is a registered trademark of Verbatim Americas, LLC. Other company and product names contained herein are trademarks of their respective companies. Specifications subject to change without notice.

1MB = 1,000,000 bytes 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Some of the capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage

(First posted on Friday, July 17, 2009 at 13:57 EDT)

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