1. Introduction / Retail Package
We all know Verbatim mostly for its optical storage products (CD/DVD/Blu-Ray) but as time passed, Verbatim moved also to other storage areas, like Internal/External storage solutions, that also include NVME SSDs. Today we will test and examine a budget-friendly product, the Vi3000 NVME SSD that aims for entry-level users who wish high performance and affordable prices.
The Vi3000 series offer read speeds up to 3300 MB/s and is up to 6x faster than conventional SATA-based SSDs. Verbatim promotes this product as the ultimate upgrade solution for laptop users who wish to enjoy uncompromising reliability when saving their pictures, applications, and important files. Due to the adoption of NVMe technology, the SSD achieves significantly higher IOPS and is perfect for complex applications such as video editing, gaming, and content creation. The durability according to the official specs reaches up to 1200TB for the 2TB version or 5 years of warranty, in par with most other manufacturers.
The retail version of the Verbatim Vi3000 NVME SSD can be found online for ~90 Euro (2TB), while the Vi3000 also offers other capacities (256GB/512GB/1TB), which nowadays seems very low since DRAM storage has dropped in price. The visual design of the product is very good, all needed logos are present for users to take a quick look at the product's performance and overall appearance.
At the back, you will find further information and the product ID number 70874
Inside the retail package, you will find a small printed manual with an installation guide.
The NVME is secured to a plastic case, which helps it survive transportation.
The drive is compatible with the M2280 protocol and has 80 x 22 x 2.3mm dimensions and weights 6.5gr. At the front, you will find a big sticker with all the needed information and #SN
, while at the back nothing is present.
Removing the sticker will void your warranty, but for your information, we peeled it off. Inside you will find four big memory modules and at the front the controller. Searching for the manufacturer of the chipsets and memory controller, we couldn't find much, the memory modules are SYMN09TC1B 128-layer 3D NAND TLC.
The drive is compliant with CE, FCC, RoHS, WHQL, PCI Express Base 3.1, NVMe 1.3 and supports PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 connection interface
The installation procedure is very simple to operate, just find an empty NVME slot and secure the SSD.