IntroductionI would like to thank Verbatim and Verbatim EUMEA for supplying the review sample.
The company sells all kinds of storage devices, from write once media like CD-R and DVD-/+R to rewritable like CD/DVD-RW and USB 2.0 storage devices. Verbatim also offers input devices for the PC:
A quote from the Verbatim USA website:
Since its beginning in 1969, Verbatim® has been at the forefront of the evolution in data storage technology. Today, more than 30 years later, Verbatim remains one of the most recognizable names in the data storage industry.
Customer-driven, Verbatim is known for adding considerable product value--above and beyond its competitors--to established media technology. As an industry pioneer, Verbatim is recognized for the role it plays in early product development and commercial product introduction of new technologies. Verbatim's leadership role is especially apparent in the evolution of optical media recording including MO and the CD/DVD family of products.
Along with its technological innovations, Verbatim has always been recognized universally for its superior manufacturing practices. Verbatim was the first media company to receive ISO certification, the de facto standard for quality management systems worldwide. This commitment to quality translates into consistent product performance and reliability. In addition, Verbatim provides toll-free technical support and service to enable its customers to maximize the performance of its products.
As a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, a recognized world leader in the chemical and computer industries, Verbatim is ideally positioned to take advantage of changes in the market while continuing to challenge the frontiers of data storage.
The Store'n'Go hard disk comes packaged in clear plastic. You can see the entire drive in the front. The capacity is also mentioned in a large font, so that you will always know what size you will be getting. The back lists all the features of the drive in multiple languages. A little diagram shows how the drive is used and some text under it mentions the package contents.
Verbatim ships the drive with a lot of little extras. You will get a manual which includes the same languages as the text on the package. It seems like Verbatim decided to include a further language, as there is a second pamphlet with an additional one. There is a fairly long USB cable, so you will not need to crawl behind the PC every time you want to use the drive. Lastly, there is a small white bag in which the Verbatim Store'n'Go USB Hard Drive can be transported in.
The bag is made of synthetic materials. The center features a small window so the Verbatim logo can be seen at all times. It closes with a simple Velcro strip in the back.