Despite the small army of hard drives we own, we're always a little concerned how much space remains ever since we switched from a multi-drive tower to a laptop that requires an external drive for media. The Verbatim InSight Hard Drive seems like a good idea for us folks who are "available free space" obsessed, offering a display which shows how much room you have left on a 320GB or 500GB capacity model...
Sort of looks like our kitchen scale, but with a beautiful black piano finish. We only wish future versions offer an even more apparent visual cue, where the whole enclosure gives the appearance of "filling up" as data is stored (like a glass of water) instead of a small LCD display.
The Verbatim InSight 320GB and 500GB-capacity drives include Nero BackItUp Essentials (retail $119.99 and $149.99), a complete data protection solution, allowing full, automatic system backup and restore functions. Easy-to-use, the software guides the user to set up scheduled backups by date and/or time. Nero BackItUp Essentials also features data encryption with password control options, providing data security and peace of mind when traveling or storing the drive.
Designed to fit easily on a desktop or to be taken on-the-go, Verbatim's new InSight Portable Hard Drives weigh less than 6 ounces (164 g), and measure 6 in. X 3.4 in. X 0.63 in. (153 mm x 87 mm x 16 mm).
The 2.5" drives have a 5400rpm spindle speed and 8MB of cache memory to optimize performance. Equipped with a USB 2.0 port, the bus-powered drives achieve high-speed transfer rates of up to 480MB/sec.
Backed by a 5-year limited warranty, InSight Portable Hard Drives deliver unique functionality, safety, security, and reliability to all computer users.