Verbatim have announced the release of a new Universal Storage Module.
The Store 'n' Go portable hard drive is the first of its kind and can be connected using a choice of interface cables such as USB 3.0, FireWire or Thunderbolt or directly using the SATA interface. The new USM Hard Drive comes with a complementary USB 3.0 USM cable and is available now.
The big advantage of the USM hard drive is that it has the possibility of being plugged directly into devices equipped with a USM slot. USM is the first standard specification to define slots to accept a complete, powered external storage device into consumer electronic devices.
USM – Universal Storage Module, a new standard based on SATA hard drives
Available in capacities of 500GB and 1TB
Includes preloaded extensive software package (Backup software, Green Button energy saving software, Formatting software)
USB3.0 cable included in pack. FireWire800 USM cable, eSATA USM cable, Thunderbolt USM adapter available separately.
FAT-32 pre-formatted, immediately ready to be used on both PC and Mac
The USM is available from £74.99 for the 500GB model and £99.99 for the 1TB model from Verbatim's website.