Verbatim has announced a new portable hard drive with two integrated interfaces promising the best of both worlds.

The new Verbatim Combo Portable Hard Drive comes with ultra fast eSATA data transfer speeds up to 3Gbit/sec as well as USB 2.0 connectivity.

The drive features a special powered eSATA Cable as a single-cable solution, which provides a power connection eliminating the need for a separate power supply Verbatim notes.

For older eSATA ports that aren't powered, the device comes with a separate Y-cable included that creates a functioning eSATA port from the USB (power) and eSATA (data).

The new 2.5' Portable Hard Drive eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo 500GB has a SRP of £89.99 and is compatible with Mac (OS X 10.1 or later), Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7 and Linux based computers.