Transcend StoreJet 25M3S Rugged External Hard Drive Review

Transcend, Inc. is a highly recognized and popular manufacturer, renowned worldwide for its products which deal with multimedia and storage features. Transcend Information, Inc. was established in the year 1988.

Transcend Hard Drives:

In today’s international market, even though there are increasing demand and popularity of solid-state drives, still the marketing statistics show that hard drives are still leading the sales and demand worldwide. Even though the solid-state drives have gained a firm ground in the market, but still, with larger storage capabilities, better usage, and larger wide-scale adoption, the hard drives are the most popular storage device. And this success of the hard drives is accelerated by the continuous addition and evolution of advanced technologies, which boost the performance factor and also provide better backup options.

And when it comes to Hard Disk Drives, Transcend Information, Inc. is a name that inevitably pops up at the very first. Transcend, with its huge full line range of storage and multimedia device Transcend StoreJet 25M3S is an in the competitive leader in this field and it boasts of a wide range and variety of Hard Drive Units. Moreover, with the new line up of the StoreJet series from Transcend, which sports auto-backup features, has a special Turbo HDD transfer mode and very high storage capacities of up to 2 terabytes, it has left behind the other competitors of its league.

Transcend StoreJet 25M3S Rugged External Hard Drive Review

Transcend StoreJet 25M3S Rugged External Hard Drive

Capacity: 2TB

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Transcend StoreJet 25M3S Rugged External Hard Drive Review

The StoreJet 25M3S:

Towards the end of the year 2009, Transcend gifted its wide variety of StoreJet hard drives line up with a new member in their family – the StoreJet 25M3S. The StoreJet 25M3S is quite an advanced and developed hard drive for its purpose and leaves behind most other devices of its kind when it comes to the statistical representation in the international market. It has a number of worthy features like the One-touch Auto-Backup button and the Turbo HDD data transfer mode. It is the presence of these features that make the Transcend StoreJet 25M3S Hard Drive an ideal system for all kinds of data management including downloading data, uploading data, transferring data to and from the device and is a good storage device for vital and important data and information and provides more space than other such systems found in the market.

Basic Ergonomics of the StoreJet 25M3S:

The StoreJet 25M3S 2TB Hard Drive is Transcend’s latest addition to its range of hard disk drive, which is hardly the size of a hardcover book. The storage device is made up of the glossy black cover and is streamlined. With a huge storage capacity of 2 Terabytes, the Transcend StoreJet 25M3S provides ample space for storage of documents, essential files and folders, pictures, music, and videos. It has no limitation for the format of the files to be stored as it supports anything and everything. The Transcend StoreJet 25M3S has a very slim, sleek and slender design. Moreover, the casing and the designing is made in a unique way which allows the device to be kept upright, in a standing position, without any external support like stands. This means, the footprint of the device is quite small, that is, it takes very less space and as a result, saves precious space on the desk. With a weight of a maximum of 1040 grams and physical external dimensions of 172.4 mm x 152.4 mm x 44.8 mm (L x W x H), the StoreJet 25M3S is not really a bulky device but is rather quite practical, chic and stylish and is designed quite handsomely. This device is very convenient for use at the office or at home and is one of the best of its kind.

Features:

Interfaces and Compatibility:

  • The StoreJet 25M3S 3.1 inch hard disk drive operates on a 3.0 GB/s eSATA, and with the help of a 2.0 USB interface, has a performance factor of around 480 Megabits per second. The Transcend StoreJet 25M3S hard disk drive connects through both the USB 2.0 and the eSATA. Moreover, it is compatible with most of the home computers as well.

A cool drive:

  • An excellent cooling system maintains the stability of the device and helps in protecting stored data and information. Most other storage devices have a tendency to get overheated, which often results in an irreversible data loss. Thus, due to the advanced and efficient cooling solution with a high – low fan of 80mm, the Transcend StoreJet 25M3S prevents unusual data loss, and thus protects important files, folders, data, and documents.

Eco-Friendly:

  • Moreover, the StoreJet 25M3S hard disk drive is very eco-friendly as it flaunts a Turbo HDD USB technology which has a special feature, that is, the power-saving sleep mode. This Turbo HDD USB also sports a feature which enables a high boost in data transfer rates to an amazingly high average of 42 Megabytes per second, compared to the average 33 Megabytes per second, which is the generalized standard for most data storage devices prevalent in the market, which is almost 30 percent advanced and better than the others.

With a maximum spindle speed of around 7200 rpm and a maximum buffer speed of 32 Megabytes, the StoreJet 25M3S is quite efficient in working capabilities and usability. The average temperature of the device ranges from 5 degrees Celsius ( 41 Fahrenheit ) to 55 degrees ( 131 Fahrenheit ).

The Turbo HDD USB Transfer Mode:

The Transcend StoreJet 25M3S Desktop hard disk drive sports a cutting edge modern-day technology which features an unprecedented performance in data transfers, with a high altered speed of 42 Megabytes per second, which is an increase of about 30 percent than the regular average of 33 Megabytes per second. This feature is optional, that is users can, on their own will switch from normal mode to the Turbo HDD USB mode and vice – versa. And, this is catered with a change in the color of the ring-shaped LED indicator, which changes its color from green to a bright shade of blue to notify the change in mode and the acceleration in speed. Another utility of this feature is that, when the device is inactive, it automatically goes off into a sleep mode after 10 minutes. Thus, it is efficient and saves the wastage of power up to 67 percent when the device is idle.

One-Touch Auto-Backup Button:

The Transcend StoreJet 25M3S External Hard Disk Drive has another unique feature – The One-touch auto-backup button, which makes data transfer and storage extremely easy and convenient. This feature is unique to Transcend as no other hard disk drive manufacturers sport this kind of a feature in their data storage products. This system of backup with the click of just one button makes it very convenient and handy for users to instantly backup and/or synchronize the data and information stored in the device with their PC or their laptop. This also ensures that all-important data has a hard copy and that it is also stored in a secondary location for safety. StoreJet Elite software is another useful utility tool, bundled with the individual device features, a bonus gain which offers a smart way of scheduling the backups, along with the other Internet tools and other advanced and modified security tools.

Transcend StoreJet 25M3S

Box Contents:

Other than the Transcend StoreJet 25M3S external hard disk drive, the package also contains a USB cable for synchronization of the device with a desktop PC or a laptop or notebook. A power adapter is provided for charging the device. A Quickstart guide, which is a user manual for the users to read and understand the functions and features of this storage device, before using it. And a warranty card is also provided by the manufacturer.

Warranty:

A 2 years return to base manufacturers’ warranty is provided with the Transcend StoreJet 25M3S External Hard Disk Drive.

Verdict:

This high-performance storage device is definitely one of the best of its kind. With the shockingly high storage capacity, along with a highly accelerated transfer speed, it is one of the best storage devices one can ask for. With an advanced cooling solution, a power saver sleep mode, and other Store Elite software for security, maintain proper, safe and secure data storage abilities, which is a great plus point. And to top it all, the Turbo HDD transfer mode is a unique additional feature, which places the Transcend StoreJet 25M3S way above the other storage devices of its type in the priority list. This is a very good buy for users, who want a huge storage capacity, complimented with proper security, good performance, and amazing transfer speed.

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