Verbatim Store 'N' Go 4GB

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Verbatim’s Store ‘n’ Go offers sassy looks and an awesome software package named Ceedo Mobile Launchpad. When the drive is inserted into a USB port, something similar to the Windows Start menu appears in the middle of the taskbar. This menu lets you run a variety of free programs right off of the drive itself.

The options include BitTorrent, ICQ, AIM, as well as a handful
of media players, photo editors, and security downloads. You can also use your Firefox profile, complete with bookmarks, cookies, and preferences at any given computer.

The Store ‘n’ Go’s read/write speeds (469 and 623 seconds, respectively) were faster than the Western Digital drive, but more than a minute behind the speedy PNY Attaché .

The Store ‘n’ Go is a little overpriced at $130, since it has less capacity than the other drives tested here. We like the software bundle, though—and would be even more enthused about it if it had some basic encryption software.

Month Reviewed: September 2006

+ ARTSY: Awesome Ceedo Mobile Launchpad software included.

- FARTSY: Unnecessarily bulky; expensive; annoying USB crade.

VERDICT: 7

URL: www.verbatim.com

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