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Verbatim Rolls Out USB/eSATA Combo SSD

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. btarunr

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    Verbatim introduced a new USB/eSATA combo portable SSD. What looks like just another USB stick, which pops its USB connector out with a push of a slider, pops an eSATA connector out from the other side, with the push of the same slider, the other way. Measuring 80 (L) x 23 (W) x 9 (H) mm, and weighing 19 g, the USB/eSATA combo SSD offers 32 GB of storage, with the eSATA interface offering high-performance wherever an eSATA port is available, while the USB 2.0 interface ensures high compatibility. In eSATA mode, the drive offers speeds of 60 MB/s (read) and 25 MB/s (write), which goes down to 26 MB/s (read) and 16 MB/s (write) in USB 2.0 mode. The bundled EasyLock software provides 256-bit AES data encryption. Backed by a 2-year warranty, the Verbatim USB/eSATA Combo SSD sells for 159 EUR.

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    Source: TechConnect Magazine
     
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    Thats a nice fast read on a USB stick.... Just today I had to painfully wait for about 8.5 mb/s on my generic ones, e-sata is just a great idea for any mobile storage like this or an external hard drive caddy, especially one with 2 drives.
     
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    seems better than the ones that require a cable for USB, at least.


    how does it get power, if the mobo doesn't support power over e-sata?
     
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    Not sure but Id like a tad faster write speeds, especially for the eSata.
     
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    Yea those write speeds look pretty slow for an SSD off the eSATA bus.

    @Mussels, some boards push power through the eSATA bus. For instance my old GD70 MSI board advertised this but i couldnt figure out how to make it work.
     
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    USB2.... STILL????

    Seriously chaps.. WTF? almost anyone who's ANYONE in motherboards is announcing USB3 onboard already... Although - With USB3, what would be the point in even bothering with the eSata Conn?

    Re : Muss : How does it get power?

    Yeah - That's also an interesting one...
     
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    B/c it's still USB and I hate it.

    And eSata is common among enthusiasts since USB 3 isn't out yet. They're cashing in on current tech (or trying anyway).
     

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