Transcend StoreJet 25H3 1TB Portable Hard Drive Review: Page 7 of 7

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Posted by Charles Gantt on Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 8:00am

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

 

The StoreJet 25H3 1TB portable hard drive is a very well constructed storage device. As someone who generally abuses the portable tech he uses on a daily basis, I truly appreciate the ruggedness built into this device. The silicone jacket not only adds protection, but builds in a layer of anti-slip protection as well. I am a little disappointed in the USB 3.0 cable length though, but I understand that my needs for a longer cable are not that of an average user who will plug this into their laptop or Macbook. Longer USB 3.0 cables are easy to obtain. 

The performance of this drive is what I expected from a USB 3.0 interface 2.5” hard drive. Transcend claims performance in the 90MB/s range, and my testing proved that to be an understatement. With sequential read and write numbers around 120MB/s, the drive performs well enough for any user’s needs. I have transferred dozens of 2-5GB files to it on a daily basis, and have not noticed a dip in performance at all. 

With an average retail price of about $70, the StoreJet 25H3 1TB is an exceptional value and would make a great stocking stuffer this holiday season. I have a few 1TB portable drives, and I paid well over $70 for each of them, with a few costing about $150 a few years back. If you are interested in purchasing one of these drives, check it out on Amazon.com for $70. 

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Rugged
  • Performs Well
  • Vivid Blue Silicon Case

Cons

  • Short USB 3.0 Cable

Editor's Choice Award  Best Value

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