Verbatim 2GB Store 'N' Go PRO Wins 2005 World Class Award From PC World

2GB Store 'n' Go Pro USB drive honored by PC World with a 2005 World Class Award for Storage and Backup Products.

CHARLOTTE, NC (July 15, 2005) - Verbatim® announced today that it's 2GB Store 'n' Go Pro USB drive was honored by PC World with a 2005 World Class Award for Storage and Backup Products. The World Class Award winners were announced in the July 2005 issue of PC World.


Chosen as one of the year's top 10 storage products and ranking 44th in the top 100 products, the PC World editors found the 2GB Verbatim flash drive delivered the data transfer speeds and security people need in today's fast -paced business world.

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. A 100MB folder can be transferred to a host system in less than 7 seconds.

In addition to speed and convenience, Verbatim added unprecedented advanced security and file -synchronization software to make the unit the most unique and reliable pocket -storage solution available.

The V -Safe Security Software, which allows users to adjust their security partition to the exact size they need, incorporates unique anti -tamper password entry and enables secure data encryption. To help users ensure that they are always working with the most current information, the Store 'n' Go Pro includes unique V -Key File Synchronization software. With the software's intuitive on -screen interface, users can easily transfer data between their computer and the ultra -slim unit.

"Historically, storage convenience plus capacity has been the winning formula for the best USB drives," said Richard Doherty, research director of the Envisioneering Group. "Having mission -
critical or intensely -personal files safely with you is important in our fast -paced industry, yet what really sets this Store 'n' Go Pro apart from the rest is its robust security software. In the event the drive does become lost or misplaced, you can rest assured the most curious or persistent person can't access your data. That kind of peace -of -mind is almost priceless these days, yet Verbatim's Store 'n' Go Pro is competitively priced versus unprotected products."

Pricing, Availability
The Store 'n' Go Pro USB 2.0 Drive is available through authorized Verbatim retailers and e -tailers across the country. Capacities include 256MB, 512MB, 1GB and 2GB. Street prices range from $49 for the 256MB device to $199 for the 2GB device. 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 PC World's World Class Awards
Celebrating its 23rd year, the respected World Class Awards honor products that meld practical features with innovation and reflect the rapidly changing technology marketplace. To select the winners, PC World's editors examined hundreds of products, including those that have appeared in the magazine over the past 12 months. The winning products were selected for their exemplary design and usability, features, performance, innovation, and price.

"The ultimate buyers guide, World Class Awards set the standard for excellence in the high -tech and consumer electronics industries," stated Harry McCracken, editor in chief of
PC World. "From desktop publishers to travel routers to satellite radio and video instant messenger services, the editors reward the finest products and most outstanding performers in this annual award program. Congratulations to Verbatim and the firm's Store 'n' Go Pro 2GB USB drives."

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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