The Verbatim Store 'n' Go V3 USB 3.0 flash drive derives its name from its retractable connector, which allows your data to be protected without your being concerned with losing a detached cap. Its feather-light weight of 0.3 ounces further increases the memory stick's portability. Although Verbatim does not publish the flash drive's read or write speeds, USB 3.0 drives are generally 10 times faster than USB 2.0 interfaces at transferring data.

The Store 'n' Go comes in four different memory-size capacities: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Various storage capacities are available in different color options, including hot pink, violet, Caribbean blue and eucalyptus green. This USB drive has a hard-plastic casing, but there is no loop for connecting it to a lanyard or key chain. This pen drive is for general use and is not suitable for rugged exposure or careless transport.

Unlike many USB drives, the Verbatim USB drive does not come with a data-transfer indicator light, online backup or data restoration. An indicator light is helpful if you want to know if the flash drive device is communicating with the host device. You do have the option of downloading password-protection software to safeguard the device or specific files on the device. The software also protects your files with 256-bit AES encryption. Beware that if you incorrectly type in your password 10 times, the EasyLock software will erase all encrypted files stored on the drive.

The pen drive is compatible with both PCs and Macs. This USB flash drives comes with a generous lifetime warranty, which you can view in detail on the company's website. Support documentation, such as the user manual and instructions for the EasyLock password-protection software, are also available online. However, FAQs and community forum information are rather scant on the site. Verbatim does provide technical support via email, telephone and live chat.

Verbatim Store 'n' Go Summary:

The Verbatim Store 'n' Go V3 USB 3.0 drive is a solid, basic, external flash-memory storage device. It is missing a few of the extras that the best flash drives boast, such as an indicator light, encryption software, cloud backup and an enclosed cap to keep debris out of the USB connector. However, if your drive requirements are simple, this USB flash drive will work well for you.

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Verbatim Store 'n' Go V3

The Store 'n' Go V3 has a capless design and is highly portable.

It's not the most rugged or the speediest USB drive out there.

The Verdict:

If you're looking for a no-frills USB 3.0 drive, this one will serve your purposes.