Verbatim 1TB External Hard Drive full review

As the cheapest hard drive in this group test, Verbatim’s offering is quite large and certainly no looker, but it won’t offend either.

Add to this first impression an awkwardly placed power button at the rear of the unit and a frustratingly short USB cable and you may start thinking that you get what you pay for.

In use, however, the hard drive is refreshingly snappy for a budget model, with 2.5GB transferred in a little over two minutes. Browsing large Photoshop files using the Finder and rendering previews in Quick Look caused the occasional whir, but, overall, the drive ran quiet and cool.

The supplied Nero backup software isn’t Mac compatible and the drive needs reformatting before it will work with Time Machine.

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