Why Optical Media?

  Posted on July 28, 2020

Optical media is expected to be a long tail business because many consumers continue to use existing hardware such as Blu-ray & DVD players or car CD players rather than upgrade to new technologies. This is similar to legacy recording media such as floppy disc, audio & VHS cassettes which continued to be purchased for decades after hardware was superseded. It also has the advantage that it is the only storage media designed for long term archival if it is stored in the right conditions.


Verbatim launches slim and stylish portable hard drive for MAC and PC users

  Posted on

28th July, 2020 – Eschborn, Germany – Verbatim announces the introduction of the Store’n’Go ALU Slim – a compact, lightweight and stylish portable hard drive in a strong metal enclosure with USB 3.2 Gen 1 connection for data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps.

Available in 1TB and 2TB capacities, the Store’n’Go ALU Slim storage device weighs just 150g and is only 0.9cm thick. Customers choosing the 2TB model can expect to typically store up to 4,000* films, 500,000* songs or 900,000* photos.  With an elegant brushed aluminium enclosure mirroring the stylish exterior of Macbooks, the Store’n’Go ALU Slim is available in silver, space grey and gold.


Photographs Really Matter

  Posted on June 3, 2020

When you ask people what possessions they would rescue from their burning house, one of the most frequent answers is the photograph album or the computer or storage device with their digital images saved on them. When in panic mode it’s interesting that we would probably grab photos rather than valuable jewellery.

Photographs preserve the important moments, events and people in our lives. The ceremonies of birth and birthdays, marriages and anniversaries, holidays and new houses are all recorded because they matter. Photographs are our personal story, a timeline of our lives filled with faces and places that we love.


The horrors of losing sensitive data and the devices people should use to prevent it happening

  Posted on May 19, 2020

Personal data protection laws are springing up around the world. You’ve probably heard of the EU’s one. They have made organisations acutely aware of the need to protect any personal data placed in their care. Not to do so can result in massive fines. Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) can fine organisations up to 4% of global turnover for any given personal data breach. Quite apart from this, a breach can cause reputational damage and great harm to the individuals whose data is leaked, stolen or lost. They may well sue, which will only add to the expense, both reputational and financial.

While the computer industry has enabled sophisticated processing of personal data, it has also facilitated its loss. Corporate IT systems and networks have all manner of measures in place to minimise the risk of a data breach, but it’s a different story when data is physically on the move. How many times have you heard of mobile phones, laptops, USB sticks, portable hard drives or optical discs being mislaid or stolen?


Supporting the health effort with 3D printing

  Posted on April 23, 2020

As the Coronavirus pandemic takes hold over the globe, countries are seeing their healthcare systems overloaded and fatigued and in desperate need of personal protective equipment (PPE).

3D printing companies have been able to help by producing face shields for healthcare workers.  The face shields are attached to the wearer’s head and have a transparent visor that covers most of the user’s face to provide a degree of protection. The protective equipment is disposable and as such supplies are under pressure during the pandemic. 


Verbatim introduces NVMe PCIe and SATA3 M.2 SSDs for high-speed upgrades

  Posted on April 20, 2020

Verbatim is launching a range of M.2 2280 internal SSDs, delivering high speeds and low power consumption for desktop, UltrabookTM and notebook client upgrades.  

Utilizing 3D NAND technology combined with the latest generation of controller, Verbatim M.2 SSDs provide the perfect way to improve the response times of your system – offering faster start up, shut down and loading times to smooth multi-tasking.


Encrypted Storage Solutions

  Posted on April 17, 2020

At Verbatim, we are committed to helping customers keep their data safe – and supporting businesses with encrypted products to adhere with GDPR. We offer a wide range of portable storage devices that are protected by the AES 256-bit encryption system which has never been cracked. The devices, be they HDDs, SSDs, USB drives or HDD enclosures are protected by keypads, fingerprint recognisers or conventional computer password entry. As long as the passwords (or fingers) cannot be accessed by the wrong people, the stored data is secure.


Working remotely?

  Posted on March 20, 2020

Remote working has been a developing trend for some time now and we are seeing an increase in the number of employees working from home. However, this can be a real challenge.  It’s likely that you need to make adjustment to the way you work and how you interact with your family, friends and coworkers.

What’s also important is to have a comfortable set up for you to work, together with all the necessary equipment.  Having the right devices on hand to keep you connected, working efficiently, and reliably backed up can be vital.


New Store’n’Click USB Drive

  Posted on March 2, 2020

Verbatim has launched the Store’n’Click USB Drive with its unique 'slide and lock' design that allows the USB connector to be easily extended and retracted.  Available in a selection of colours and capacities, the Store’n’Click USB Drive is an ideal day-to-day USB drive for any regular data storage administrative tasks.

The connector locks into position when required and clicks back into a closed position afterwards, protecting it when not in use, with the additional benefit that there is no cap to lose.

With its USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) interface, the Store’n’Click USB Drive delivers a read speed of up to 80MB/sec and a write speed of up to 25MB/sec.  It is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports* so can be used in a wide variety of existing devices.


What would YOU do if you lost everything? World Backup Day – 31st March 2020

  Posted on February 25, 2020

So, what is backup?

Creating a backup refers to making a ‘copy’ of the data (e.g. images, videos, important documents) or ideally two copies, and keeping both copies in case something happens to the original. Transferring your holiday or wedding pictures from your camera to your memory card or hard drive to free up space in your camera is not backing up – the idea of a back­up is to have spare copies saved on other storage devices in case something happens to the master files.