Verbatim announced today two new Quad Interface Desktop Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) with capacities of 500GB and 1TB. 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).

Quad Interface Desktop Hard Disk Drives

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.

Verbatim’s 500GB and 1TB Quad-interface Desktop HDDs also include Nero BackItUp 2 Essentials, a complete solution for automatic backup on Windows systems. Easy-to-use, Nero BackItUp 2 incorporates scheduling, backup sets and encryption as well as password control.

The suggested retail pricing will be US$179.99 for the 500GB version and US$249.99 for the 1TB drive. 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.

In addition to the new 500GB and 1TB Quad Interface Desktop Hard Drives, Verbatim offers 500GB and 1TB USB, FireWire/USB, USB/eSATA and USB/eSATA RAID desktop hard drives.

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