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Transcend StoreJet 25M3 review

750GB reinforced external hard drive to save your files from disaster

Our Verdict

Sturdy and speedy, this should get rid of any potential backup qualms.

For

  • Triple layer protective case
  • USB 3.0
  • Large capacity
  • One-touch backup
  • 256-bit AES data encryption

Against

  • Needs additional USB port for power
  • Not the slimmest external hard drive

Most external hard drives suffer from two main problems, especially when they are used for backing up important files.

The first problem is protection. Unless the external hard drive uses solid state technology, it contains moving parts that can easily be damaged if the drive is dropped - disastrous if the drive contains important information.

The second problem is speed - backing up entire hard drives to external drives can take ages, and the length of the process can put off many people from backing up regularly.

The Transcend StoreJet 25M3 overcomes these problems admirably. It is encased in three layers including a shock absorbing silicone shell, and reinforced outer case.

It has been drop-tested to US Military standards, and it shows. This is a seriously sturdy hard drive that can take most knocks and drops - ideal if you often take your external hard drive travelling with you.

The second problem - speed - is circumnavigated here by the StoreJet 25M3's USB 3.0 compatibility, which gives data transfer speeds of up to 5GB/s - comparable with internal drives.

A 'back up' button on the outer casing makes the process even quicker.

Tech Specs

Product TypeHard Drive
Buffer8 MB
Product FamilyStoreJet
Drive InterfaceSATA
Drive Width2.5"
Brand NameTranscend
Drive TypeExternal
Storage Capacity750 GB
Rotational Speed5400 rpm
Host InterfaceUSB 3.0
Height20.4 mm
Width82.4 mm
Depth126.3 mm
ColourBlack
ManufacturerTranscend Information, Inc
Product Model25M3
Product NameStoreJet 25M3 Hard Drive
Product LineStoreJet
Manufacturer Part NumberTS750GSJ25M3
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.transcend-info.com
Marketing Information

One plus one is greater than two. Transcend's StoreJet 25M3 portable hard drive combines the advantages of Transcend's award-winning shockproof StoreJet M series and the next-generation SuperSpeed transfer rates of USB 3.0, allowing users to enjoy ultra-fast file transfers and the highest level of anti-shock protection.

Besides its outstanding combination of super fast transfer speeds and extra-rugged anti-shock design, the StoreJet 25M3 is equipped with an extremely convenient One Touch auto-backup button. Now you can instantly backup, synchronize and copy large files without having to waste precious time waiting for the transfer to complete.

Package Contents
  • StoreJet 25M3 Hard Drive
  • Quick Start Guide
  • USB3.0 Cable
  • USB Power Cable
  • Warranty Card
Limited Warranty3 Year
Weight (Approximate)206 g