Transcend StoreJet 25M3 and 25D3 USB3 HDD review

 

Transcend StoreJet 25M3 and 25D3 USB3 HDD review

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

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Box front

Transcend StoreJet 25M3 and 25D3 USB3 HDD review

Box rear

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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.

Transcend StoreJet 25M3 and 25D3 USB3 HDD review

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.

Transcend StoreJet 25M3 and 25D3 USB3 HDD review

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.

Transcend StoreJet 25M3 and 25D3 USB3 HDD review

Drive bottom

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

Transcend StoreJet 25M3 and 25D3 USB3 HDD review

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

Transcend StoreJet 25M3 and 25D3 USB3 HDD review

Box front

Transcend StoreJet 25M3 and 25D3 USB3 HDD review

Box rear

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Box left and right
sides

What’s inside the box

Transcend StoreJet 25M3 and 25D3 USB3 HDD review

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.

Transcend StoreJet 25M3 and 25D3 USB3 HDD review

Drive top

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

Transcend StoreJet 25M3 and 25D3 USB3 HDD review

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.