According to a disk manufacturer Transcend, their model StoreJet 25H3P, is an external hard drive that has the speed, capacity, and above all, it is shockproof. Sounds amazing? We had to find out for ourselfs and here is what we learned.
StoreJet 25H3P is larger than the average 2.5 inch external hard drive the characteristic of all Transcend’s models. The solid rubber in purple and gray gives its stylish looks, and also provides protection from impact damage. The protective case consists of three layers: a thin rubber mask placed at the edges of the internal hard disk, plastic boxes and solid rubber masks.
Protective rubber is placed over the surface of the box in order to mitigate shocks and prevent physical damage to the hard drive itself. The drive comes with a convenient push button for automatic backup, another characteristic feature of Transcend’s models. Quick Start Guide is a good place to begin. The user manual contains a lot of useful information for users who need help connecting disk to a computer.
Supported connections are USB 3.0 and older USB 2.0. It can be used on computers that do not support USB 3.0 connection, while the faster connection allows users demanding fast data transfer and time savings.
Transcend StoreJet 25H3P sells in capacities of 500GB, 750GB, 1TB and 1.5TB which are today’s current standard.
Drive runs with assistance of Transcend Elite software installed on the hard disk. Transcend Elite software is an advanced user-frindly application that helps users to manage data and increase productivity. It’s useful because it has a threefold mission: organize, protect and update the information.
We compared the speed of data transfer to/from a StoreJet 25H3P using USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connection and 1GB and 4 GB of data. See what are the results showed:
In our case, both tests showed the stability of the entire LBA zone. No excessive vibration when reading and writing, which is a direct indicator of the uniform quality of the medium itself.
The difference in average speed of sequential read/write data at USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 is remarkable. Speed of the USB 3.0 connection is more than three times higher. It is a parameter that indicates the transfer speed of large files – programs, music, movies, pictures, etc.. and is important for external hard drives.
The speed of random read/write varies quite a bit.
In terms of speed, we found no objections to this portable hard drive. It rates above average in its class.
Protective rubber which is lined with a plastic box, as well as extra protection between the hard disk and the external box is apparently a good solution. However, if we take into account the sensitivity of the hard disk drive assembly, the rubber design is not nearly enough protection. It is unlikely that it will save the hard drive and the data on it from the fall or a major shock. This model is a good solution for people who use their portable drive daily. Rubber protection makes it more reliable than models that do not have any extra protection, only an external box (plastic or metal). Portable Hard Drives are exposed to shock. Portable hard drives should only be used to transfer data between computers and not as a storage device.
We recommend Transcend StoreJet USB 3.0 25H3P to users who need a hard drive, big and fast enough to hold larger amounts of data. Remember – always make a copy of your data in case the drive is accidentally knocked of the table, kicked with a foot or run over by a car … (These are just some of the situations our costumers experienced before.)