Verbatim's new quad-interface 500GB/1TB external hard drives

Storage company Verbatim will unveil two new pro-grade quad-interface external hard drives at this year's Macworld Expo.

Storage company Verbatim will unveil two new pro-grade quad-interface external hard drives at this year's Macworld Expo.

The drives will come with support for USB 2.0, Firewire 400 (up to 50Mbps), Firewire 800 (up to 100Mbps) and eSata II (up to 3Gbps). The 500GB and 1TB drives will spin at 7,200RPM and come loaded with 32MB of cache. The drives will support Windows 2000 and above and Mac OS X 10.1 and above.

Externally the hard drives will be housed in an aluminum case weighing in at 3.3 pounds and measuring 9 inches by 6 inches by 1.5 inches.

Street price for the 500GB model is expected to be $180, while the 1TB model will set you back $250. Both drives are backed by a three-year warranty.

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