Verbatim Launches New 500GB and 1TB Quad Interface Desktop Hard Drives

This Dandy Gadget: Verbatim Americas announced two new Quad Interface Desktop Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) with capacities of 500GB and 1TB and will display at CES 2009.

This new gadgets are the pro audio/video-grade storage and backup solutions offer PC and Mac users universal connectivity with plug and play support for all four of the leading interfaces: USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 and eSATA II (external Serial ATA II).

Moreover, Verbatim’s new Quad-interface Desktop HDDs weigh 3.3 lbs. and measure 8.7 in. X 5.9 in. X 1.5 in., making them easy to transport from one desk to another and requiring minimal desk space when connected to a desktop system.  Housed in sleek yet durable black aluminum cases, the 3.5” drives feature a 7200rpm spindle speed and 32MB of cache memory to optimize performance. A silent cooling fan is also included.

The suggested retail pricing will be US$179.99 for the 500GB version and US$249.99 for the 1TB drive.  Ready to use right out of the box, the drives include an AC power cord; USB 2.0 A-B cable; FireWire 1394a, 1394b bilingual and 1394b Beta cables, an eSATA cable, Nero backup software and a user guide. [Dandy Gadget Source]