Transcend ESD400 Portable SSD (USB 3.0) 256GB Review

Sleek and stylish, the ESD400 from Transcend is a compact SSD that works great for a compact and super-speedy backup drive.

Transcend ESD400 Portable SSD (USB 3.0) 256GB Review

The package comes with a drive, a pouch, a cable, a guide, a warranty card and 3 mini catalogs.

Transcend ESD400 Portable SSD (USB 3.0) 256GB Review

The drive is compact, quite a fair bit smaller than 2.5″ SSD units.

Transcend ESD400 Portable SSD (USB 3.0) 256GB Review

Here’s the bottom of the ESD400.

Transcend ESD400 Portable SSD (USB 3.0) 256GB Review

The ESD400 works with USB 3.0 connection however you’ll need a connector such as this one to get it to work. No external power required.

Transcend ESD400 Portable SSD (USB 3.0) 256GB Review

Protection? There’s always the pouch. đŸ˜€

Below are the specs as seen on the official product page.

Transcend ESD400 Portable SSD (USB 3.0) 256GB Review

Benchmarks

The ESD400 is an SSD so the READ / WRITE speed is fast, it has to be!

ATTO

Transcend ESD400 Portable SSD (USB 3.0) 256GB Review

Anvil Pro

Transcend ESD400 Portable SSD (USB 3.0) 256GB Review

CrystalDiskMark

Transcend ESD400 Portable SSD (USB 3.0) 256GB Review

Backup Software

Hardware aside, Transcend provides the Transcend Elite Data Management software for managing backups. I love the software as it allows customization like how frequent to back-up data, what data to backup, where to put it and whether or not are you replacing it or making a new copy and so on. Here are some screenshots of the said software.

Transcend ESD400 Portable SSD (USB 3.0) 256GB Review

Transcend ESD400 Portable SSD (USB 3.0) 256GB Review

Transcend ESD400 Portable SSD (USB 3.0) 256GB Review

The Verdict

The Transcend ESD400 Portable SSD 256GB retails at RM 459.00, it costs a little more than the average 256GB SSD but you do get portability. A drive like this suits people who work with big files, one that needs to tranfer them from place to place very often. Sure, it doesn’t come place to those hard drives with capacities in terabytes but what you get is superb transfer speed so you don’t have to wait all day to get things done.

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