Verbatim Rolls Out 500GB 2.5” External Hard Drive

Verbatim 500GB 2.5� External Hard Drive

Verbatim Americas, LLC announced today a half-terabyte (500GB) 2.5-inch portable hard disk drive. It’s the world’s first, according to Verbatim, to feature an industry standard 9.5mm Z-height drive. The new drive utilizes three 166GB platters striped with Perpendicular Magnetic Recording at 5400RPM.

The PDA-sized drive joins the company’s SmartDisk line of portable HDDs, which currently offer capacities ranging from 120GB to 320GB.

It’s absolutely portable at less than 6 ounces; it measures 3.38-inches by 5.38-inches by 0.63-inches. This external HDD is expected to ship in the summer; $300, MSRP.

[Via: Business Wire]

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