Let’s take a look at the USB3 connector located in the hard disk. It is worth noticing, that unlike the normal USB3 plug, the drive uses micro-usb plug which isn’t backwards compatible with USB2. The connector itself is splitted in two separate sections, from which the smaller one provides the operating voltege while the larger one is used for data transmission.
The computer side of the cable uses a normal looking USB connector. USB3.0 connector is backwards compatible with USB2, so the drive will work on your computer even if it doesn’t have a USB3 slot in it.
As we can see from the screenshot, there is a 5400rpm 2.5″ drive made by Toshiba inside the enclosure. The drive carries a modelname MQ01ABD075 and you can find its specifications from the manufacturers website at www.toshibastorage.com. The drive has 8MB cache and is based on SATA2 standard. The drive has two platters which is typical with large (over 500GB) modern 2.5″ drives.
Verbatim did not provide any CD disks with the drive. However, the drive itself has installers for Nero BackitUp in it. Also. manuals in multiple languages and power saving utilities are located within the drive. Personally I would’ve liked to see a CD with all that data provided with the drive, but apparently providing them in the drive is some sort of standard these days. Verbatim isn’t the only one doing this. The drive is preformatted in FAT32, so Windows users might want to format it in NTFS before use to overcome the limitations of FAT32 filesystem.