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Verbatim Boosts Computer Performance with 2.5” SATA Solid State Drives and Upgrade Kits

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Unique upgrade kit contains everything needed to easily install a Verbatim SSD into a laptop or desktop system.

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Charlotte, NC -  January 09, 2012 - Verbatim, the global leader in data storage technology including USB flash drives, portable hard drives, solid state drives, CDs, Blu-ray disks and memory cards, announces the availability of its 2.5" SATA Solid State Drives (SSD) and upgrade kits. 

Available in both SATA II and SATA III interfaces, Verbatim SSDs featuring ultra-fast data transfer rates, faster system boot-up, shut down, and increased system responsiveness.  Verbatim's new SSDs are the ideal hard drive replacements for users seeking a performance and reliability upgrade.   Verbatim SSDs contain no moving parts, resulting in greater mechanical stability and reliability, increased shock resistance, silent operation, and reduced power consumption for increased battery life. 

Verbatim's line of 2.5" SATA II Solid State Drives are available individually or with an upgrade kit that makes upgrading from hard drives simple and easy.  Upgrade kits are bundled with NTI Echo smart cloning software, which allows users to copy their entire hard drive, including operating system, without the need to reinstall programs or update drivers.  Also included is a special casing that converts your existing hard drive into an external drive for additional storage space as well as all components needed for desktop installations, including a 3.5" bay adapter, mounting screws, and a Molex power cable (for optional desktop use).

"Verbatim's new SSDs and upgrade kits make upgrading your system's performance simple and secure, eliminating complicated steps and the risk of losing data," stated Mark Rogers, Verbatim Product Manager, Flash Memory.  "Whether you are a computer enthusiast, road warrior, student or business user, Verbatim's SSDs will give your system more speed and responsiveness for everyday tasks."

Verbatim SATA II SSDs are available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities and provide Read speeds up to 270MB/second, and Write speeds up to 225MB/second.  Intended for installations in computers with SATA II interfaces, these drives offer solid performance and reliability featuring an advanced SSD controller and are value priced.

Offering even higher performance on SATA III based systems, Verbatim SATA III SSDs take full advantage of the SATA III bandwidth and are capable of achieving Read and Write speeds over 500MB/second. Available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB and 480GB, Verbatim SATA III SSDs feature the widely acclaimed SandForce 2281 controller; which incorporates advanced wear leveling, sophisticated EDC/ECC, and garbage collection algorithms to maintain stable and reliable performance.  

All Verbatim SSDs come with a 3 year warranty, are S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology) capable and offer native TRIM support for Windows 7 operating systems.

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 one of Japan's largest chemical companies. 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 West W.T. Harris Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28262. 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., 4-1-23, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8415, Japan (+81) 3-5454-3972. Or visit the web site at www.verbatim.com and select the country of your location.