Transcend StoreJet 25 Mobile 500GB External Hard Drive Review

Transcend StoreJet 25 Mobile Overview

There really is not a lot to talk about when it comes to the StoreJet drive; it looks like every other external portable hard drive out there for the most part. One thing I did notice when I picked it up was it was a lot heaver than other similar portable drives I’ve checked out. This is probably because of the extra protection the StoreJet has. As I said earlier in the review the StoreJet has dual stage anti-shock technology, which meets the U.S. military drop-test standards MIL-STD-810F with advanced two-stage anti-shock technology.



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On the front of the drive you have the mini USB connector and a backup button. We received the grey version of the StoreJet, but it also comes in red as well. The outer covering of the drive has a soft rubber-like feel to it, which I like. This outer covering not only helps with protection but makes the drive easier to carry.

Usage & Testing

When you plug the drive into your computer it will automatically recognize it, no drivers needed to install. When you open the drive up you will see the SJelite3 program. Double click it and it will bring up the settings where you can set it to auto run and activate one touch backup.


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Since I selected the auto run option the StoreJet Elite software will run each time I connect the drive. It runs from the drive, so you don’t have to install anything on your computer. It is actually pretty robust for hard drive software. Some of the more interesting options were no trace web browsing, website auto logins, and encryption.


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To test the speed of the drive I used HD Tune benchmark. The drive performed about 5-7MB/s slower than some of the other external drives we tested, but that is not a huge deal.

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