Verbatim makes use of a written-protected external SSD with a 10-year caution

Verbatim makes use of a written-protected external SSD with a 10-year caution ...

You must first install a dedicated piece of software that is only compatible with Windows 10 or Windows 11.

The drive is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Chromebook, but it is limited to reading-only mode. The goal of this article is to protect mission-critical files from being accidentally deleted or overwritten.

Both read and write speeds are rated at 540 MB/s and 180 MB/s respectively. Verbatim''s work will be required as the drive will not be able to perform a benchmark program.

Verbatim said it used high-quality MLC NAND flash in the drive. Because it isn''t being recorded again and again, there is very little deterioration to worry about. As a result, Verbatim claims that users may expect data to last for ten years or longer when stored at a temperature of 55 degrees or cooler.

The drive is backed by a 10-year hardware warranty in which Verbatim will replace a bad drive during this period. Notably, the warranty does not guarantee stored data so you''ll likely want a secondary backup as a failsafe. What''s more, Verbatim claims data cannot be erased and the only way to effectively do so is to physically destroy the SSD.

There is no word yet on when the Verbatim WOV Series SSD will be launched or how much it will cost.

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