As the quality of digital media continues to improve as technology advances, the portable hard drive has become an essential gadget to own nowadays. Those who works in the creative industry especially, will be the ones that need it the most.
When it comes to picking the right portable hard drive, individual who works in the creative industry tends to be more selective than most. The StoreJet 25C3N from Transcend we have today is one that is specially tailored for these individuals with style.
Let’s move on with the review and see just what kind of feature can we expect from the Transcend StoreJet 25C3N.
|Dimensions||114.5mm x 78.5mm x 9.95mm (4.51″ x 3.09″ x 0.39″)|
|Weight||136g (4.80 oz)|
|Storage Media||2.5″ SATA HDD|
|Connection Interface||USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)|
|Operating Voltage||USB DC 5V|
|Operating Temperature||5°C (41°F)~55°C (131°F)|
|Certificates||CE, FCC, BSMI|
|Warranty||Three-year Limited Warranty
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|System Requirements||Desktop or notebook computer with a USB port and one of the following operating systems:
The packaging is pretty standard across Transcend’s product, as the StoreJet 25C3N too ships in that familiar white and red box with minimal highlights on the product features. More details on the highlighted features and specifications of the product can be found at the back of the box.
The content of the box is rather simple, you’ll find 2 catalogues for Transcend’s won line of products, a warranty card, a quick start guide, the USB type A to micro B data cable and the StoreJet 25C3N.
Its sleek, stylish minimalism Scandinavian design look for its Aluminum enclosure, as according to Transcend, is sandblasted, polished and CNC milled to match the taste of who is into the design.
For businessman who wants a professional looking portable hard drive, the StoreJet 25C3N will do just well. Its thinness and weight of only 9.95mm and 136g allows you to easily fit it in any brief case, making it a perfect companion for business trip.
Transcend Elite Data Management Software
The bundled Elite Data Management software is a very convenient tool for Transcend portable hard drive owners. It works not only on the StoreJet 25C3N, but other supported Transcend’s portable hard drive as well.
Backing up data with scheduled backup, data sync and cloud isn’t the only feature you can get from the software. The data Encrypt and Decrypt security features come as a great function too if you have sensitive data that should be kept away from the eye of the public.
File Transfer Test
The transfer speed is then put to test with test data consisting files with various sizes and format. Text files, photos, videos, are the files used as our test data. For files that are less than 1 MB, you won’t be seeing any big numbers on the file transfer speed. If you’re looking for bigger numbers, files like videos, RAW format photos are the ones that makes the difference. As these are the files that take the most time to transfer in a real world scenario.
If you were to look at the performance, the StoreJet 25C3N is definitely not the fastest portable hard drive around. While it’s not a blazing fast SSD, the portability and capacity offered is something worth looking into. With a size that is close to an internal SSD (9.95mm thinness and 136g weight), which is probably something you would often see on a portable hard drive, the StoreJet 25C3N is a great companion for those who travels a lot. What’s more, its classy and professional looking Aluminium enclosure is great for giving a good first-time impression, especially to those who is in the business and creative industry.
Price wise, its MSRP of RM395 might ward off most people at first. But if the features offered fits the criteria of your ideal choice of portable hard drive, why not?
- Excellent craftsmanship
- Highly portable and easy to bring around
- Well featured software
- Backed by 3-year limited warranty from Transcend
- Doesn’t come cheap
- Could have include a USB Type-C data cable for better performance