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Transcend StoreJet 25A3 1TB USB 3.0 Review

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As our consumption of data increases, so does our need for storage capacity for that data. For those who may not trust the cloud, or choose to keep the versatility literally in hand, a portable hard drive is still a very good option. It solves the need for portable and secure data movement. The Transcend StoreJet 25A3 comes in sleek packaging, with a clear plastic windows shows the drive visible from the front, with the main features and specifications noted. Using Transcend’s exclusive shock-absorbing suspension damper system, the StoreJet 25A3 effectively protects its internal hard drive by softening the force of impact in case of accidental slips or falls.

The particular note showing on the front is shock resistance, one touch backup, file encryption, and 3-year limited warranty.



The rear of the box provides more details, such as specifications, operation system compatibility, and storage capacity.



The specifications are as follows:
•Storage Media: 2.5” SATA HDD
•Op. Temperature: 5°C (41°F) to 55°C (131°F)
•Connection Interface: USB 3.0/USB 2.0
•Power Supply: 5V DC from USB Port
•Size: 130.6mm x 80.1mm x 15.0mm
•Weight: 182g

Package contents include the 25A3 portable hard drive, a USB 3.0 cable, a Quick Start Guide, and a warranty card.



The front of the StoreJet 25A3 is straightforward, finished entirely in a glossy piano black with patterns and the Transcend logo at the bottom. It’s quite minimalist, not a very large package at all.



The only connector you will find on the StoreJet 25A3 is USB 3.0. Next to it is a power button which is used to activate the back-up function of the device, though you need to have the software for it installed on the host system for this function to work.



You will find the Transcend Elite software on the hard drive itself. It is a simple but effective application that allows you to backup, restore, encrypt, and sync bookmarked information as long as it includes the use of the hard drive itself. The program checks for the presence of the drive and will not start if the unit is not connected to the host system.



The Encryption windows hold both the en- and decryption functionality. You may pick a file or folder to encrypt. A status bar will keep you in the loop on the duration of each operation.



Let’s run a quick CrystalDiskMark on this drive. CrystalDiskMark is a popular benchmark which allows us to measure both sequential read/write speeds as well as 4K and 512K read/write speeds

Benchmark

The StoreJet 25A3 1TB pushes past 110 MB/s in both read and write performance. Hitting 119 MB/s read and 115 MB/s writes, the StoreJet 25A3 has no problems with performance, and more importantly staying cool and quiet.



The Transcend StoreJet may not be the speediest, it comes with encryption capabilities and the ability to backup files at the push of one button.This StoreJet 25A3 1TB might be just the thing you need for big capacity on the go.
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