Verbatim Unveils High Performance Pro Line of Store 'n' Go USB Drives

Ultra-slim Drives Combine the Reliability of the Verbatim Brand with New Levels of Speed, Security, and Convenience

CHARLOTTE, NC (August 31, 2004) - Verbatim Corporation announced today an all -new Store 'n' Go Pro line of USB flash drives. Offering higher performance, higher capacities and more advanced security features than other popular USB flash drives, the ultra -sleek Pro devices support up to 23MB/sec read and 14MB/sec write speeds and are available in capacities ranging from 256MB to 2GB. Ideal for content developers, IT professionals, digital photo and music enthusiasts, the Store 'n' Go Pro drives provide the fastest and most innovative way to store, share and transport large data files, presentations, photos, music and video. With a maximum write speed of 14MB/sec speed (over 90X in terms of CD speed rating), and a maximum Read speed of 23MB/sec (over 150X), the Store 'n' Go Pro USB drive provides unmatched performance, and can transfer a 100MB folder to a host system in less than 7 seconds.


Verbatim's new Store 'n' Go Pro drives leverage high -performance flash controllers and US patented technology to deliver what is currently the world's fastest USB drive read and write speeds as well as advanced security features and unprecedented reliability. Key features that position the Store 'n' Go Pro USB drives among the most unique USB drives on the market include:
 V -Safe Security Software with a user -adjustable security partition, anti -tamper password entry, and secure data encryption.
 V -Key File Synchronization Software helps users manage data to ensure that the most current information is updated between devices and provides an easy to use on -screen interface for accessing your Store 'n' Go Pro.
 Customization features let the user personalize the device with a custom volume name, device icon, or preferred audio sounds.
 An all -new ultra -slim design makes it easier to use in stacked port arrangements, common in today's compact notebooks and USB hubs.
 A user label area that can be used with the included labels to identify or personalize the device.
 Individual serial numbers on the case to make each drive uniquely identifiable.

"Verbatim's Store 'n' Go Pro USB drives are ideal for users who routinely work with large files, folders of digital photos, music, or multimedia files and those who synchronize large amounts of data," said Mark Rogers, Verbatim Business Development Manager. "Store 'n' Go Pro's advanced controller is specifically optimized to move large numbers of files to and from the device as quickly as possible. The advanced security features make transporting confidential data less worrisome because protected data is encrypted and an anti -tamper feature protects your data even if it's lost or stolen….quite unlike a stolen laptop which can be easily compromised."
For ultra -reliability, Verbatim's new Store 'n' Go Pro drives feature an on -board 32 bit ARM -7 microprocessor that manages I/O operations and many of the drive's technical features. An advanced wear -leveling algorithm is used to distribute writes evenly among flash storage cells. By evenly distributing the writing, Store 'n' Go Pro achieves an unprecedented reliability rating of over one million write/erase cycles. Advanced EDC/ECC (Error Detection Code/Error Correction Code) furthers the Store 'n' Go Pro's immunity to failure.

Store 'n' Go Pro is plug & play -compatible with Windows® 98SE*/ME/2000/XP or higher as well as Macintosh® 9.x OS and higher operating systems and Linux® kernel version 2.6.x (RedHat, Suse, and Turbo Linux) and higher systems. (*Windows 98SE requires Internet access for downloading the driver.)

Pricing, Availability
The Store 'n' Go Pro USB 2.0 Drive is now being released to Verbatim's distribution and retail channels and will be available in September, 2004. Capacities include 256MB, 512MB, 1GB and 2GB. Suggested list prices range from $74.95 for 256MB to $599.95 for 2GB. The complete package includes the Store 'n' Go Pro USB Drive, Carry Lanyard, User Labels, pre -loaded V -Safe Security and V -Key File Synchronization Software, and a Quick Start Guide. All Store 'n' Go USB Drives are backed by Verbatim's limited lifetime warranty and toll -free technical support.

About Verbatim
Verbatim Corporation, a Mitsubishi® Kagaku Media Company, is an international organization that develops and markets innovative, high -quality products for storing, moving and using digital content. Known for its leadership in the removable storage media and related accessories markets, the company provides reliable, unique technologies and products that are highly sought after and broadly distributed worldwide. For more information, contact Verbatim at 1200 W.T. Harris Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28262, (800) 421 -4188, FAX (704) 547 -6813; or visit the company's web site at www.verbatim.com.
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Verbatim is a registered trademark and Store 'n' Go is a trademark of Verbatim Corporation. Other company and product names contained herein are trademarks of their respective companies. Specifications subject to change without notice.

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