Does the drive look familiar? Of course it does, it’s the latest revision of the StoreJet 25H3 but now at a higher capacity and better value for money.

Transcend StoreJet 25H3 (USB 3.0) Portable Hard Drive Review

Admittedly I could’ve just copied the pictures from the previous review and get away with it because they really look alike. Anyway, let’s continue with the article.

The StoreJet 25H3 is with Military-grade shock resistance based on U.S. military drop-test standards MIL-STD-810G 516.6, it also has an advanced 3-stage shock protection system, durable anti-shock rubber outer case and internal hard drive suspension system.

I’ll let Transcend’s product video do the talking.

With that, the package of the StoreJet 25H3 is simple – the drive, the cable, the warranty card and the mini product catalog. The drive is compact and solid, the rubber surface is part of the total protection package for the drive. The cover is sealed from tip to tip, there’s no way for me to investigate without doing a massive teardown that compromises the integrity of the protection.

Transcend StoreJet 25H3 (USB 3.0) Portable Hard Drive Review

The 25H3 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 StoreJet 25H3 (USB 3.0) Portable Hard Drive Review

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

Transcend StoreJet 25H3 (USB 3.0) Portable Hard Drive Review

So what exactly is the Transcend StoreJet 25H3? It is a compact external storage that’s made to rough it out with you, reducing significantly the chance of compromised data due to mishandling.

That doesn’t mean you turn it into a toy, but feel free to use it as a self-defense weapon if situation arises.

The Benchmarks

The StoreJet 25H3 is a hard drive, not a flash based storage system so the writing speed is limited but it’s still very fast. The model used in this review is the 3TB variant.

ATTO

Transcend StoreJet 25H3 (USB 3.0) Portable Hard Drive Review

Anvil Pro

Transcend StoreJet 25H3 (USB 3.0) Portable Hard Drive Review

CrystalDiskMark

Transcend StoreJet 25H3 (USB 3.0) Portable Hard Drive 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 StoreJet 25H3 (USB 3.0) Portable Hard Drive Review

Transcend StoreJet 25H3 (USB 3.0) Portable Hard Drive Review

Transcend StoreJet 25H3 (USB 3.0) Portable Hard Drive Review

The Verdict

The Transcend StoreJet 25H3 4TB retails at RM 648.00 of which I think is an excellent price for an external drive of such caliber, making it even better than the 3TB variant of which I think may be lowered in price by now. Not only you get better price per GB now, you still get the awesome shock protection from Transcend’s StoreJet.

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