Verbatim Store 'n' Go USB 3.0 External SSD review

A portable and fast external SSD

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Our Verdict

A speedy and compact SSD that's compatible with USB 3.0 – just don't lose it

For

  • Small size
  • USB 3.0 compatible
  • Very fast transfer files
  • Available in a range of capacities

Against

  • More expensive than standard USB flash drives
  • Small size means it could easily get lost
  • 32GB capacity is relatively small

The Verbatim Store 'n' Go USB 3.0 External SSD has a relatively small storage space of 32GB. This is not an external hard drive for storing thousands of digital photos, movies and music.

For backing up important office documents, the 32GB should be plenty of space. If it's not, you can also get 64GB and 128GB versions, with slight increases in speed the larger the capacity.

The physical size of the Verbatim Store 'n' Go USB 3.0 External SSD makes it much easier to carry around and plug into different computers than a standard external hard drive. The convenience of an external hard drive this size cannot be overstated.

Of course, with small sizes comes great responsibility – a drive this size could easily get lost. However, it won't look out of place plugged into a media centre PC in your front room, or attached to a router as a NAS device.

As far as speeds go, the Verbatim Store 'n' Go USB 3.0 External SSD took a very good 18 seconds to transfer our 1GB test file, and scored an average write speed of 60.11MB/s and a read speed of 129.06MB/s in our benchmarks when plugged into the super speed USB 3.0 socket.

This is a performance that puts most USB flash drives to shame.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSolid State Drive
Product FamilyStore 'n' Go
Drive InterfaceSATA
Brand NameVerbatim
Drive TypeExternal
Storage Capacity128 GB
Host InterfaceUSB 3.0
Maximum Read Transfer Rate190 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate175 MBps
ColourSilver
ManufacturerVerbatim America, LLC
Product Model97437
Product NameStore 'n' Go Solid State Drive
Product LineStore 'n' Go
Manufacturer Part Number97437
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.verbatim-europe.com
Marketing Information

Rugged, fast and compact, Verbatim's USB 3.0 External Solid State Drive (SSD) provides the latest in external data storage options. Offering data transfer rates up to 190MB/sec* Verbatim USB 3.0 External SSD drives are ideal for users that demand maximum performance in data storage devices. With USB 3.0 connectivity Verbatim's USB 3.0 External SSDs handle large data transfers quickly and are ideal for video editing, interchanging large amounts of data, or maximizing gaming performance. The Verbatim USB 3.0 External SSD operates silently and features low power consumption for extending laptop battery life. All Verbatim Solid State Drives are 100% compatible with USB 2.0 and feature Nero BackItUp & Burn Essentials software that allow full system backup and restore functions.