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Verbatim offering half a terabyte external drive

Portable external HDD with 500GB capacity gets Middle East launch

Verbatim has launched its new portable external hard drive range in the region.

The 2.5 inch external drive weighs 170g, but offers 500GB of storage from three 166GB platters. The drive includes USB 2.0 and Firewire connectivity, and comes with Nero BackItUp 2 Essentials and support for Apple's Leopard Time Machine.

 "Part of Verbatim's corporate strategy is to capitalise on this trend with an expanded line of External HD products that meet the diverse storage needs of consumers and businesses in the Middle East. Our new product range in a sleek black and silver design & state of-the-art technology has been adapted to match the latest design trends in the laptop sector," said Ziad Arab, Sales Manager Verbatim Middle East.

The 500GB drive will be available from July in UAE, with a recommended retail price of $260.