What to consider when choosing your internal or external SSD

  Posted on February 12, 2021

A fast processor can handle billions of cycles a second, but it often spends a lot of time waiting for the drive to feed it data. Hard drives are particularly sluggish because they have platters that have to spin up and a read / right arm that has to find its way physically to the data sectors you're currently seeking. To get optimal performance, you need a good solid state drive (SSD). 


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Working from home?

  Posted on January 26, 2021

There is never a good time for your tech to fail you, but it can be particularly agonising if you need to move around and work in different locations.  Being able to save your work safely and securely is one thing you need to guarantee, whether it is putting a presentation on a USB drive or backing up or archiving documents for the long term.

 


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Verbatim introduces Store’n’Go Mini SSD for ultra-small, ultra-portable data storage

  Posted on August 20, 2020

Verbatim has launched the Store’n’Go Mini SSD, a super-small and lightweight Solid State Drive in a stylish black 3D surface design. Available in 512GB and 1TB capacities, the palm-sized Store’n’Go Mini SSD weighs just 35g and has a USB3.2 Gen 1 interface for data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps.

It is the latest (and smallest) in a range of high-capacity storage devices using the Verbatim Store’n’Go black 3D enclosure.  Others include a range of portable 2.5” hard drives, 2.5” portable SSDs, fingerprint encrypted portable hard drives, and desktop hard drives.


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

  Posted on July 28, 2020

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.


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Why Optical Media?

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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.


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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.


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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?


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