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Transcend StoreJet 25M3 and 25D3 USB3 HDD review

Posted 08 September 2010 12:36 CET by Wendy Robertson

 

Review: Transcend StoreJet 25M3 & 25D3 Reviewed by: Wendy Collins Robertson Provided by: Transcend Information Inc Model: StoreJet 25M3 & 25D3 (640GB)

Transcend were kind enough to send us two of their new line of external 2.5 inch USB3 HDDs for review. The review samples we were sent were the StoreJet 25M3 and 25D3 series, and our review samples both having a storage capacity of 640GB.

USB3 devices are slowly gaining ground and becoming ever more popular, with USB3 offering far more bandwidth compared with USB2 devices. Let’s find out how these new USB3 external HDDs performs in our range of benchmarks and real world tests in this review.

Transcend Information Inc company information

Transcend Information Inc, was founded in 1988 and has its headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. Their extensive product range includes memory modules, flash memory cards, SSDs, USB flash drives, MP3 players, digital photo frames, portable hard drives, multimedia products and accessories.

If you would like to find out more about Transcend Information Inc, you can visit their website.


Now let’s take a look at the products and packaging.

Packaging - StoreJet 25M3

Box front

Box rear

 

Box left and right sides

What’s inside the box

Now it’s time to take a look at the drive itself and what the drive came shipped with.

The package contained the StoreJet 25M3 drive itself, a one meter USB3 to mini USB3 connection lead, USB power lead (if required), and instruction booklet.

Now let’s take a look at the drive itself.

Drive top

On the top of the drive we can see the Transcend logo, a one push backup button. The drive casing itself is made from a strong and resilient plastic material with a rubber covering, which is nice to handle and has a very rugged feel to it. The design of the case is modern and uncluttered.

Drive bottom

On the bottom of the drive, we can see a serial number and the drive’s capacity.

Drive rear

On the rear of the drive we can see from left to right, the USB power connector and the mini USB3 connector.


Packaging - StoreJet 25D3

Box front

Box rear

 

Box left and right sides

What’s inside the box

The package contained the StoreJet 25D3 drive itself, a one meter USB3 to mini USB3 connection lead, USB power lead (if required), soft carry pouch, and instruction booklet.

Now it’s time to take a look at the drive itself.

Drive top

The casing on the 25D3 is very stylish, with a high gloss black finish.

Drive bottom

On the bottom of the drive we can see a label which lists the model and serial number, the drives capacity, and that the drive was manufactured in Taiwan during 2010.

Because of the design of the case, we were unable to obtain an image scan the rear of the drive, but it contains the same USB power connector, and the same mini USB3 connector that the 25M3 uses.

Fitted HDD

Both the StoreJet 25M3 and 25D3 were fitted with Spinpoint M7E (HM641JI) 2.5 inch HDD which are manufactured by Samsung, with a capacity of 640GB.

Now let's head to the next page, where we look at the features, specifications and the supplied software.

 

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