Verbatim's new multimedia hard drives form the heart of your home network

Verbatim Media station

The £160 MediaStation and £210 MediaStationPro can store up to 4000 hours of MP4 video, 6300 hours of MP3 music and 250,000 five-megapixel photos.

They handle MPEG4, DiVX, MP3, WMA, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, JPEG and PNG files. The standard MediaStation has composite and S-Video connections for video hook-up and supports 1080i, while the Pro model offers HDMI connectivity with support for Full HD (1080p) video.

An analogue audio connection via cinch is optional, as is an optical Toslink/S-PDIF connection for outputting 5.1 surround sound to a multichannel amp or receiver.

Additional features on the Pro model include a USB 2.0 connection, internet radio reception and WLAN networking capability.

Future firmware upgrades for new codecs and features will be available via the Verbatim website.