Next generation storage technology deployed in Verbatim’s new ultra-high-speed external SSD

  Posted on January 25, 2018

Verbatim has launched the Vx500 External SSD with high speed flash memory and a USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller, optimised to provide unparalleled performance.

– High resolution video files can be transferred in seconds –

– Ideal accessory for Ultrabook’s with limited on-board storage –

Storing, moving and backing up large amounts of digital data can be time consuming and hard work.  With transfer speeds of up to 500 MB/s* even high resolution video files can be moved in seconds. The Vx500’s enhanced performance can also make it ideal for running virtual machines on your computer.

Made from space grey aluminium and weighing just 29 grams, the Vx500 External SSD has a very sleek and sophisticated look and feel.  Although small in physical size, it has some serious storage space – available in capacities of up to 480GB, it is the perfect accessory for Ultrabook’s with limited on-board storage.

The Vx500 comes with USB-A and USB-C* cables so can be used immediately with a wide variety of devices, from PCs and TVs to the latest mobile devices.

  • USB 3.1 Generation 2 Performance

  • Up to 500 MB/s read and up to 440 MB/s* write speed

  • Sleek space grey aluminium design

  • Small in size – 92mm x 29mm x 9mm / 29 grams

  • Supplied with USB-C & USB-A cables

  • Available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities

The Vx500 External SSD has a recommended retail price of £239.95 for the 480GB version (PN 47443), £142.95 for 240GB (PN 47442) and £89.95 for 120GB (PN 47441).

*For optimal performance use a USB-C cable and USB 3.1 Gen 2 or Thunderbolt™ 3 host port. Transfer speeds based on internal data using UASP and BOT mode. Write speed dependent upon product capacity.

About Verbatim

Verbatim is a leading global company in data storage and LED lighting with a broad product portfolio spanning consumer and professional applications. Verbatim has been shaping the development of data storage devices since 1969 and is the world’s No. 1 supplier of optical media (Blu-ray, DVD and CD). The company also markets flash memory, external hard-drive storage solutions, a wide range of computer accessories, plastic filaments for the 3D printing industry and water filters under the Cleansui brand name.

Verbatim is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Media owned by Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, one of the world’s largest chemical companies, which invests heavily in R&D across many diverse sectors.

The company’s operating principles are founded on helping people to live in a healthy, comfortable and sustainable way. Verbatim’s regional organisations are EMEA, APAC and Americas, with offices in most countries in the world. The company’s European headquarters are based in Germany. For further information, visit



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