Store ‘n’ Go
Portable Hard Drive
eSATA/USB2.0 Combo
User Guide
Thank you for purchasing this Verbatim portable hard drive, featuring the
fast and convenient Powered eSATA interface. Before you begin to use the
drive there are a few important things to learn about your new product.
Connectors and Indicators
First familiarize yourself with the physical features of the unit.
1. Auxiliary Power DC Input. If the USB port on your computer does not
supply sufficient power to spin up the hard drive using the USB cable
alone, then you may optionally apply additional power from a second
USB port of your computer. In this case connect the supplied Auxiliary
DC Power Cable between the computer’s second USB port and this
Auxiliary Power DC Input jack. Furthermore, if your computer’s eSATA
port is a standard (non-powered) eSATA interface, then you must
also use the Auxiliary Power DC Power Cable in conjunction with the
Powered eSATA cable in order to operate the drive over eSATA.
2. USB Connector. Use this connector to attach the drive to your computer
via USB.
3. Powered eSATA Connector. Use this connector to attach the drive to
your computer via eSATA. If your computer’s eSATA port is Powered
eSATA (read further below), you will only need a single cable
connection. If your computer’s eSATA port is a standard non-powered
eSATA port, then you will need to connect both the eSATA cable and
the Auxiliary DC Power Cable.
About the Hard Drive
The hard drive comes pre-formatted in FAT32 format. This format allows for
operation with either Windows or Mac OS.
Note: Capacity dependent on model. 1 MB = 1,000,000 bytes / 1 GB = 1,000,000,000
bytes / 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Some capacity used for pre-loaded software,
formatting and other functions, and thus is not available for data storage. As a result,
and due to differing calculation methods, your operating systems may report as
fewer megabytes/gigabytes/ terabytes.
About Powered eSATA
External SATA (or “eSATA”) ports can transfer data at very high data rates (up
to 3.0 GB/s). However, the original eSATA specification does not provide a
power connection through the standard eSATA connector. This is inconvenient
for portable external hard drive applications, because it means use of the
portable drive requires both a data cable and a separate power cable or AC
power adapter to power the drive.
Recently many laptop manufacturers have included a combination USB/
eSATA connector that can be used in conjunction with a special Powered
eSATA Cable to provide a single-cable solution for portable Powered eSATA
hard drives, such as your new Verbatim drive. The combination USB/eSATA
connector looks like the picture below, and might be labeled on your laptop
as “USB/eSATA” or as “
eSATA “.
If your laptop computer provides such a combination connector, you can
take advantage of the single-cable Powered eSATA interface by using the
supplied Powered eSATA Cable to connect your Verbatim portable drive to
your laptop.
Nero BackItUp & Burn
Essentials Software
Nero BackItUp & Burn Essentials software is included on the hard drive.
Double click the Nero folder on the drive and then double click the setupx
file to start installation. The Nero installation window will appear. Follow up
the set up wizard to install the software. Note: nero BackItUp software is
only compatible with Windows XP / Vista, and Windows 7.
Connecting To Your Computer
This Verbatim external hard drive provides both USB 2.0 and eSATA
connections. You can connect your drive to a computer with either USB
or eSATA, but not both at the same time. The cables you will need for your
desired connection type and the steps to connect are summarized below.
Connection Type
* Some computers
may require auxiliary
power cable.
Powered eSATA
1. Connect the specified cables for the desired interface type:
USB: Connect the included USB cable from the USB port on the drive to
an available USB port on your computer.
Powered eSATA: Connect the included Powered eSATA Cable from the
eSATA port on the drive to an available Powered eSATA port on your
computer. Your computer’s port might be might be labeled as “USB/
eSATA” or as “
eSATA “.
Standard eSATA (non-powered): First connect the included Auxiliary
DC Power Cable from an available USB port on your computer to the
Auxiliary Power DC Input jack on the drive. Then connect the included
Powered eSATA Cable from the eSATA port on the drive to an available
eSATA port on your computer.
2. The hard drive will mount automatically and a new icon will appear
in My Computer (Windows) or a new icon will appear on the desktop
Depending on your computer’s operating system and the interface type you
are using, the following special notes may apply:
Note 1: USB under Windows. If you are using a USB 1.1 port on your Windows
computer, the following cautionary note may appear on your display: Hi-Speed
USB Device plugged into non-Hi-Speed USB hub. This does not indicate a problem
because the drive is compatible with both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 ports. Simply close
the message and proceed. However, in this case the drive will operate only at USB
1.1 speeds.
Note 2: USB or eSATA under Mac OS X 10.2. Mac OS X version 10.2 will not mount
any single FAT32-formatted (MS-DOS) partition greater than 128GB. To work around
this OS limitation, you may partition the drive into smaller FAT32 partitions, or you
may reformat the drive to HFS+ format.
Note 3: eSATA. Though the eSATA interface standard provides for “hot-plugging”
of the drive, some computers may not follow the standard precisely. If you find that
your drive does not mount after attaching to a computer that is powered on, then
shut down the computer, attach the drive, and then boot up your computer.
Note 4: USB bus power. Most computers will supply sufficient power through the
USB port to operate the drive. However, if the drive does not immediately spin up
and mount this may indicate that your laptop is not supplying sufficient power. In
this case you may optionally apply additional power from a second USB port of your
computer. To do this connect the supplied Auxiliary DC Power Cable between the
computer’s second USB port and the Auxiliary Power DC Input jack on the drive.
Disconnecting Portable
Hard Drive
Your Portable Hard drive is hot-pluggable; it can be connected and
disconnected without restarting your computer. To disconnect your
portable hard drive at any time, simply perform the following steps.
You can also disconnect your hard drive at any time while your computer
is powered off.
Note: Please be careful to follow the correct procedure when disconnecting your
unit. Simply unplugging the unit without first following the instructions below may
result in damage to your unit and/or loss of data.
For Windows Users:
1 If you have files located on your drive open in any applications,
close them.
2 Click the Unplug or Eject Hardware button in the System Tray.
3 Select your drive from the menu that appears.
4 After a moment, Windows will display a message that your hardware
can be safely removed.
For Mac OS Users:
1 If you have files located on your drive open in any applications,
close them.
2 Locate the icon for your drive on the desktop, and drag it to the trash.
Technical Support
If you are experiencing difficulty installing or using your Verbatim product,
please visit the main Verbatim Technical Support website at From this page you can access our library
of user documentation, read answers to frequently asked questions, and
download available software updates. Although most of our customers find
this content sufficient to put them back on the right track, this page
also lists ways in which you can contact the Verbatim Technical Support
Team directly.
Europe: For technical support in Europe e-mail or call 00 800 3883 2222 in the following countries: Austria,
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxemburg,
Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom. All other countries call
+353 61 226586.
Limited Warranty Terms
Verbatim Limited warrants this product to be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of 2 years from date of purchase. This warranty
excludes batteries. If this product is found to be defective within the warranty
period, it will be replaced at no cost to you. You may return it with your original
cash register receipt to the place of purchase or contact Verbatim.
In the following European countries, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United
Kingdom call 00 800 3883 2222. All other European countries call +353 61
226586. You can email
Product replacement is your sole remedy under this warranty, and this warranty
does not apply to normal wear or to damage resulting from abnormal
use, misuse, abuse, neglect or accident, or to any incompatibility or poor
performance due to the specific computer software or hardware used.
BREACH OF WARRANTIES OR OTHERWISE. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or
country to country.
NOTE: Verbatim Limited may at any time revise the content of this user
guide without further notice.
Copyright © 2010 Verbatim Limited. No part of this document may be
reproduced in any form or by any means, for any purpose, without the
express written permission of Verbatim Corporation. All rights reserved.
All other brands and product names referenced herein are property of their
respective owners.
FCC Compliance
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
WEEE Notice
The Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), which
entered into force as European law on 13th February 2003, resulted in a major
change in the treatment of electrical equipment at end-of-life.
The WEEE logo (shown at the left) on the product or on
its box indicates that this product must not be disposed
of or dumped with your other household waste. For more
information about electronic and electrical waste equipment
disposal, recovery, and collection points, please contact
your local municipal household waste disposal service or
shop from where you purchased the equipment.
CE Declaration
EC Declaration of Conformity
It is hereby declared that this product complied with the essential
protection requirements of Council Directive 89/336/EEC and its
amendments on the approximation of the laws of the Member States
relating to electromagnetic compatibility.
This declaration applies to all specimens manufactured identical to the
model submitted for testing/evaluation.
EN 55022: 1998 + A1: 2000 +A2: 2003
EN 61000-3-3:1995 + A1: 2001
EN 55024: 1998 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2003
IEC 61000-4-2: 1995 + A1: 1998 + A2: 2000
IEC 61000-4-3: 2002 + A1: 2002
IEC 61000-4-4: 1995 + A1: 2000 + A2: 2001
IEC 61000-4-5: 1995 + A1: 2000
IEC 61000-4-6: 1996 + A1: 2000
IEC 61000-4-8: 1993 + A1: 2000
IEC 61000-4-11: 1994 + A1: 2000
RoHS Compliance
This product is in compliance with Directive 2002/95/EC of the European
Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003, on the restriction of the
use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment
(RoHS) and its amendments.