Verbatim Unveils New Store 'n' Go Micro USB Drives

Verbatim®, announced at Macworld today its new family of Store 'n' Go™ Micro USB drives for Windows® and Mac® users. The drives weigh .05 ounces--virtually nothing. The drives will be available later this month. Drives also include password securit

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 7, 2009) - Verbatim® Americas, LLC, a global leader in the development and marketing of high -quality products for storing, moving and using digital content, announced at Macworld today its new family of Store 'n' Go™ Micro USB drives for Windows® and Mac® users. Measuring only 1.22" long, ½" wide and 0.08" thick, the drives weigh .05 ounces - -virtually nothing. The ultra -small, ultra -portable vibrantly colored drives will be available later this month with capacities of 2GB (orange), 4GB (green) and 8GB (purple). For security conscious PC users, the Store 'n' Go Micro USB Drives also include password security features to protect sensitive data in a user defined private zone, while allowing a public zone for open access and sharing of non -sensitive content.


To achieve capacities of 2, 4 and 8GB in such an ultra -small, ultra portable form factor, Verbatim Store 'n' Go Micro USB drives feature new system -in -package (SIP) technology. SIP technology encapsulates all of the electronic components into a single miniaturized and sealed unit. As a result, the tiny drives resist water, dust, physical shock, electrostatic discharge (ESD) and are small enough and tough enough to take almost anywhere.

"We're excited about our new Store 'n' Go Micro USB Drives because while they perform data storage duties just like ordinary flash drives, they're much more portable and rugged due to the smaller encapsulated SIP form factor." said Mark Rogers, Verbatim Product Manager. "This device is intended to be clipped on a key ring, PDA or cell phone with the included mini lanyard, so your data is always conveniently at hand."

Enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost™, the Store 'n' Go Micro USB Drive becomes a dual -purpose device for Windows Vista™ users who want to use a portion of the device's unused flash memory to speed system performance without having to add additional RAM memory.

With support for Windows, Mac and Linux® systems, Verbatim Store 'n' Go Micro USB Drives also provide true cross -platform compatibility and a convenient way to transfer files between systems.

A true Plug -and -Play device, the Store 'n' Go Micro USB Drive is easily connected through a USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 port of a desktop or notebook computer. The system automatically recognizes the drive as a new removable drive as soon as it is connected. Featuring a solid -state design (no moving parts) and non -volatile flash memory, the drives will retain data for 10 years or more.

Availability, Pricing
Designed for Windows, Mac and Linux systems, the Store 'n' Go Micro USB Drives will be available late January through Verbatim retail and distribution channels. The suggested retail pricing will be US$19.99 for the 2GB drive, US$29.99 for the 4GB drive and US$49.99 for the 8GB drive. The complete package includes the Store 'n' Go USB Drive, pre -loaded password security software and a Quick Start Guide and a mini lanyard for convenient carrying.

About Verbatim
Verbatim's businesses in the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia Pacific regions are wholly owned subsidiaries of Tokyo -based Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co., Ltd. MKM's parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), is Japan's largest chemical company.

Verbatim develops and markets innovative, high -quality products for storing, moving and using digital content. Known for its leadership in the optical, magnetic and flash storage 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 Americas, LLC, 1200 W.T. Harris Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28262, (800) 421 -4188. In Europe, Verbatim Ltd., Prestige House, 23 -26 High Street, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9DU, UK, (+44) 1784 439 781. In Japan, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co., Ltd., 31 -19, Shiba 5 -Chome, Minato -ku, Tokyo 108 -0014, (+81) 3 -5454 -3972. Or visit the web site at www.verbatim.com and select the country of your location.

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Verbatim is a registered trademark of Verbatim Americas, LLC. Other company and product names contained herein are trademarks of their respective companies. Specifications subject to change without notice.

Editor's Note: For photos and more information on Verbatim's new Store n' Go Micro USB Drives, contact Andy Marken, Marken Communications, Inc.; (408) 986 -0100 or email andy@markencom.com

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