TEST: External SSD Verbatim Store ’n’ Go

Verbatim Store-´n´-Go-Portable-SSD

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We will probably all agree that sooner rather than later we will need a little more space for our data – even more so now with all of the 4K videos, photos and other media. The Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go most likely will not astonish you with its size, but if you are looking for a fast data transfer with enough capacity, look no further.

Looks are not everything

To say that the drive is too “big” is a little bit silly, but the fact is that being 7mm thick, 119 mm long and 81 mm wide does not exactly make it the smallest one on the market. Nevertheless, this Verbatim drive weighs only 98 g, which is most likely thanks to the light-weight plastic case. The drive, despite its plastic casing, does not look cheap which can make it a great accessory for many notebooks.

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In terms of capacity the Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go has generous 480 GB, which should be sufficient for all multimedia of a regular user. Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go SSD 480 GB is preformatted in the FAT32 for all systems, so it can be used on every PC (be it Windows, Linux or MacOS) without any preparation. That of course comes in handy when you need to transfer data between different systems, be it for work or sharing multimedia content with your friends and family. The drive comes with USB-C to USB-C or USB-C to USB 3.1 connectors, so connectivity is ubiquitous. Verbatim also added value by including the NeroBackItUp software. It, of course, reduces power consumption, but also makes it easier to backup data or possibly format the drive.

But the reason why everyone is buying SSDs instead of HDs (which provide a more reasonable price/capacity ratio) is the speed. And in that the Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go 480GB SSD quite excels. In our CrystalDiskMark tests while transferring a 2 GB file it reached a remarkable speed of 460,96 MB/s while reading and 419,81 MB/s while writing. In practice these speeds mean that we transferred 1,4 GB sized movie to the drive in only 5 seconds using the USB 3.1. A 2,1 GB folder full of photos took only 3,5 seconds longer. Also, we then tested the drive in one of the most popular testing programs of the world PC Mark 10 and reached a score of 7025 while running applications and a score of 6064 while writing data, which is slightly better than competing products we got to test.

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In conclusion, I would like to say, that when you buy an external SSD you almost always have to compromise. You either sacrifice speed to capacity and by doing so minimalize the added value to get a better price. Or you pay huge amounts of money for a drive that has it all. Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go 480 GB SSD does not fit into either category. It has most of the functions that top SSDs offer and at the same time has a reasonable price. So, if you do not want to compromise the Store ‘n’ Go SSD 480 GB is here for you.

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