Verbatim is to mark its 40th anniversary by releasing a limited edition ´gold` portable external hard drive.

The gold-coloured UV coating of the special Anniversary Edition, houses a 500 GB 2.5" hard drive that includes easy-to-use backup and synchronization software.

The Dmailer backup software makes backing up very quick and easy for professionals and novices alike.

The Verbatim Sync software – also pre-loaded – supports users with reliable synchronisation of files and folders, from Microsoft Outlook or Windows mail contacts and calendar entries to documents, photos and videos.

Users can take their PC’s content wherever they go and work on other devices while safe in the knowledge that Verbatim’s Sync software will synchronise new content to their own PC on returning to base.

Complete with a USB 2.0 port that supplies the power and ensures data transfer at up to 480 Mbit/sec, the Anniversary Edition HDD is lightweight – only 161 grammes – optimizing it for mobility.

Gary Milner, president of Verbatim EUMEA, said that forty years on, Verbatim has entered its anniversary year as the third-largest brand overall in the European digital storage market and the world leader in optical storage media.

"From our early years in tape and floppy disks to our current broad product range of Optical, Flash Memory, External Hard Drives and Accessory Products, the Verbatim brand has always been associated with quality and reliability," he said.

"This has been the foundation of our success and will always to be at our core as we celebrate our 40th anniversary and continue to innovate and market popular consumer and professional products into the future."

The drive is compatible for PCs and Macs and is available for a limited period only at GBP £79.99 (RRP).

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