Verbatim Announced Its New SureFire line of portable combo FW800/USB2 HDDs

Verbatim-SureFire-FW800-USB2-HDD-LineVerbatim® Americas, LLC an industry leader in the data storage industry for 40 years, announced  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.

Verbatim FireWire USB/USB Portable Hard Drive

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 SureFire FW800 USB2 HDD

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 SureFire FW800 USB2 HDD

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.

Source: Verbatim

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