Verbatim 250 GB USB 2.0 CL332;N Portable External Hard Drive 97063 (Black Matte Finish)
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- Rotational Speed: 5400 RPM
- External Power: USB bus-powered
- Pocket-sized for ultimate portability
- Shock-resistant technology protects valuable data on the go
- Additional data security with Nero BackItUp auto backup software included for peace of mind
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Clone your Life! The ultimate in ease, style and portability -- Verbatim CLŌN hard drive is mega capacity and speed, and is about as big as a smart phone. The black, scuff resistant surface travels well and slips easily into your pocket or briefcase. Available in 250GB, 320GB and 500GB, CLŌN stores everything from vital business data to tunes to photos. CLŌN is powered by a USB cable and features a data transfer rate of 480Mb/s. For extra security Nero BackItUp software can be scheduled to perform automatic backups and for maximum security, password protection is available. The CLŌN portable hard drive is made by Verbatim, the company that for 40 years has defined quality and reliability. CLŌN – when you can't compromise on convenience, confidence, speed and style.
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The Verbatim CLŌN USB hard drive is the ultimate in ease and portability. Available in 250GB, 320GB, and 500GB capacities, the CLŌN hard drive stores everything from your most vital business data to your extended library of tunes and videos to the entire family photo album. To assure your data is safe and secure take advantage of the Nero BackItUp software (included) for Windows to schedule automatic backup's by date/time with an encryption backup option that includes password control. What's more, the Verbatim CLŌN hard drive weighs less than five ounces and is encased in a black scuff and shock resistant shell about the size of a smart phone that stashes easily in your pocket, purse, or briefcase.
Small enough to take anywhere!
Convenience and speed are built-in to the CLŌN portable hard drive. No bulky cables or power adaptors needed. CLŌN is plug-n-play ready and powered with a USB cable. Just connect, store and go in seconds with CLŌN. That's because of the 5400 RPM and ultra-fast data transfer rate--USB 2.0 high-speed is 480 Mb/s. Verbatim CLŌN works with all the most popular systems: Windows 7, Vista, XP, or 2000 and Mac OS 9x, Mac OS 10x 10.1 or higher. To get started the Verbatim CLŌN portable hard drive comes with a USB 2.0 cable, CLŌN drive, and quick start guide.
Ready to transfer and protect your files in three easy steps.
Verbatim, the company that for 40 years has defined high-tech quality and reliability, now offers this outstanding portable hard drive that features those same unparalleled standards. Complete with a 7-year warranty, the CLŌN hard drive is designed to provide years of reliable service. In today's fast-paced world, CLŌN means convenience, confidence, quick, and cool.Tips for Getting Started
Using CLŌN is easy:
- Remove the CLŌN drive from its box
- Connect the USB 2.0 cable included in the box to the drive and then to your computer
- The CLŌN drive will mount automatically and a new icon will appear on the desktop (Mac) or in My Computer (Windows)
Now you're ready to transfer and protect your files.
Verbatim has been providing technology you can trust with an impressive selection of removable storage media and computer peripherals, including a wide range of CD, DVD and High Definition video products. Verbatim also offers an array of lightning fast desktop and portable hard drives, USB flash drives, stylish, feature-rich mice and keyboards, and a broad range of replacement laser toner cartridges. Buy Verbatim and you get innovation, security, and reliability--and that means peace of mind.
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For those of you that have planned on purchasing the 320GB version, I'd think seriously about buying this 500GB model. It's only a few dollars more & you can never have to much storage. Actually, I purchased mine directly from Amazon.com for a little less than I had paid for my 250GB version. As others have said, "This drive is all business" with just one blue light that let's you know it's running. The light flashes when you transfer data.
WARNING>>>> Verbatim leaves the impression that the installed software (Nero BackItUp 4 Essentials) will work with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 or MAC...it won't!!!!! If you're running Windows 2000 you'll have to go online & get "BackItUp 2 Essentials" if you want to use a backup software. This was very important to me because after July 2010 Microsoft will no longer support Windows 2000 at all. This means you won't be able to get the Service Pack 4 (SP4) update files any longer. Without these files you can't install most programs. The included software on the Verbatim doesn't support Windows 7, or MAC OS either. The NERO Software comes on the Hard Drive & isn't on a CD.
To sum things up... this is about as reliable exterior hard drive as you'll find, plus it's only the size of an I-Phone & you can easily put it in a shirt pocket & plug it into almost any other computer. Even it's transfer speed is faster than most costing $15.00-$40.00 more. These drives are so small & reasonably priced that I'll probably purchase another one in the near future. (My 3rd one):) Great Drive_A+++, Poor Software! That being said, the main thing when it comes to these portable exterior Hard Drives is reliability & transfer speed. You can usually find some other backup software for almost nothing or FREE. You can't really blame Verbatim on the software issues....but NERO is the problem!!!
UPDATE: A couple of people have said this drive runs hot. I've had 2 & have recommended it to friends & none of them even really gets warm...trust me. Tell'ya what, go to your local Office Depot, Best Buy, etc & buy one. Let it run for 3 days & feel it for any heat. Most stores will allow you to return it for a Full Refund. Just say you're not happy with it. Then come back to Amazon to place your order. To say this drive runs hot is absurd & someone has a "hidden" agenda. BTW: Verbatim has extended the factory warranty to a WHOPPING 7 YEARS on their website. The longest warranty for any Exterior Hard Drive I know of!!!!! For as transfer speed you can go to YouTube & see a speed test against it's competition. Facts are Facts. Don't let some mislead you!:)
Now for the other side. I run Linux, so the included software went right in the bit bucket as I formatted the drive for use with the EXT3 file system. Any of my purchase price that went into that software would have been better saved as far as I am concerned. Once I had formatted the drive to a file system type that I could use, things worked pretty smoothly so I guess the drive works. Also, though I'd like to be able to rate the device for long term perfomance, I cannot as of now, I've only used it once for back up. I hope the drive lasts me a long time, then I could rate it for reliablility. That rating will have to wait.
So, as I've titled my review, 'Too much question too early'. But so far, I'm very pleased with my purchase.
It was a good option at that time, but I will stick with the same brand for future products.
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