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Transcend 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Red)

B&H # TRSJ25M500R Mfr # TS500GSJ25M-R
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Product Highlights
  • USB 2.0
  • Military-Grade Drop Rating
  • OneTouch Auto-Backup
  • Bus-Powered
  • Indicator LED
  • Mac, Windows, & Linux Compatibility

The 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive from Transcend is a portable USB 2.0 hard drive, intended for use with Windows, Mac, and Linux-based computers. Perfect for portable use, the drive draws power from the computer's USB port and meets US military drop-test standards.

You'll be able to backup your data with ease thanks to the drive's OneTouch Auto-Backup function. A plug and play design means that no drivers are necessary for installation. You'll know when the drive is on and accessing data thanks to the integrated LED activity light.

To protect against data loss or damage from accidental slips or falls, the StoreJet 25 mobile meets the U.S. military drop-test standards MIL-STD-810F 516.5 procedure IV (transit drop test) with advanced two-stage anti-shock technology, literally making it one of the safest places to keep your data
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 compliant and USB 1.1 backwards compatible
Easy Plug and Play installation
Ultra-portable form factor
Includes StoreJet Elite software which helps you manage your data
OneTouch Auto-Backup function
Powered via the USB port -- no external power or battery needed
LED indicates power on and data access
Performance
Capacity 500GB
Interface USB 2.0 (mini-B)
Drive Speed 5400rpm
Buffer 8MB
Average Seek Time 12ms
Sustained Data Transfer Rate 18MB/sec
System Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS 9; Mac OS X; Linux Kernel 2.4.2
Two USB 2.0 ports may be required to provide full power on some systems
General
Mounting Portable
Power Requirements USB bus-powered
Environmental Requirements None
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.2 x 0.74 x 5.3" (8.1 x 1.9 x 13.4cm)
Weight 0.45 lb (0.21kg)
Transcend 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Red)
  • USB "Y" Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Transcend500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 68 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (49)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (54)
    • Attractive (43)
    • Easy to set up (42)
    • Easy to use (42)
    • Large capacity / good size (38)

    Cons

    • No power switch (3)

    Best Uses

    • Additional storage (40)
    • Back-up (38)
    • Photo storage (36)
    • Video (23)
    • File transfer (20)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (32), Casual user (18), Frequent user (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (50), Business (17)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (10), Mac (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Affordable Shock Resistant Portable HDD

    I purchased this to bring along on vacation as a means to provide backup for my photos while having the peace of mind of a highly shock resistant device. The case is rubberized so...Read complete review

    I purchased this to bring along on vacation as a means to provide backup for my photos while having the peace of mind of a highly shock resistant device. The case is rubberized so it's slip resistant and you don't have to worry about scratches or dings. It's as fast as other portable drives I've owned, but much more rugged. It comes with it's own USB cord which is only about 2 feet long and has a second USB plug to provide extra power to the drive. I found when using the supplied cord with a laptop, desktop or the MemoryKick Si, then there was no need to use the extra USB plug. However, when using a longer USB cord with a single plug, the drive wouldn't operate.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It is pretty, but that it is all.

    I cannot recomment it.
    I do not know if it is good or bad, but I encountered some problems and was not able to communicate with the technical support to solve them. They...Read complete review

    I cannot recomment it.
    I do not know if it is good or bad, but I encountered some problems and was not able to communicate with the technical support to solve them. They quickly answered my first (stupid) question and stopped communicating after that.
    Now the problem.
    My intention was to use this drive as a hot backup. It supposed to sit at my working computer and silently copy all my work, so when I need to switch a computer I can just unplug the drive and plug it in an another computer.
    I new that the drive contained a program to do just that. I was called StoreJet elite. But I found it difficult to use it for several reasons.
    1.The program allowed me to save "bookmarks", but every time it started synchronization it asked me to close all browser windows and kept hanging until I did this. !!!!!!
    2. It did not start automatically when a computer restarted (it started only when the drive was connected).
    3. It did not keep the setting. It allowed to set a direction for synchronization (to computer, to drive or in both direction), but after restart it loosed the setting and resorted to the default setting.
    4. It did not produce a warning before deleting all your valuable files from a computer if you happened to use a wrong setting. I am pretty absentminded person, so I can easily erase all my work without a reminder.
    5. It crashed (the program, not the drive) at least one time a day.
    I am not totally sure that all that problems are not my fault. May be I did something wrong. But all my attempts to communicate with the technical support failed. On every request I received an automatic response promising the quick contact and then nothing. So I assumed that the StoreJet elite program is not working, and without it the drive is just a drive.
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    Reviewed by 68 customers

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    5.0

    Great product, Perfect for back ups

    By Coop 55

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to use
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • Photo Storage

      Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Black):

      I have purchased 3 of these, 2 for my college students, and one for myself. There are graet for backup. Being powerwd by USB port makes it nice when on the go.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      It helps to keep all my personal records

      By Alma Monroy

      from NY

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity
      • Portable
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage

        Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Black):

        It helps to keep all my personal records

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Good Product

        By Jack the Frips

        from Black River, Mauritius

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Photo Storage

          Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Black):

          This is the second 500GB Storejet 25M that I buy. I haven't used it yet as I still have memory space left on the old one. I use this product to back up my files from my computer. It works well and I am satisfied to now.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          A MUST HAVE

          By F. PARRENO

          from BROOKLYN NY

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Black):

            has a non slip protective case Safe for accidental drop to the floor, and a 500 GB portable good for music files for DJ's just plug and go.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            2.0

            Horrible Tech Support

            By B6Horn

            from New Jersey

            About Me Power user

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Buggy Backup Software
            • Terrible tech support

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Photo Storage

            Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Black):

            The drive is ok, but the Transcend Elite backup software is buggy and Transcend's tech support is unresponsive. I have gotten continual error messages when trying to perform simple backups and have reported this three times to Transcend. They never respond. Would highly recommend using another backup program, as the one that comes with the drive is essentially useless and again, tech support is non-existent. I'll keep these drives for secondary backup storage, but would not buy another Transcend product after my recent experiences.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            4.0

            Solid hard drive - poor software

            By Civil Twilight Photographer

            from Georgetown, TX

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • High Capacity
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Software

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Photo Storage

            Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Black):

            The hard drive is well built. I bought it to back up pictures on a trip to Africa in January. I am taking a netbook to save weight. The back-up software will not run on the netbook. Downloaded software from Transcends website and still no luck. If I could read chinese I may be able to read the on screen messages. Troubling since I check English as my language preference.

            But who needs the software! Hard drive functions wonderfully.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            4.0

            Very Sturdy and Reliable

            By ShanCham

            from Miami Beach, FL

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Can get banged around
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • Quiet
            • Really durable

            Cons

            • Wish for standard cable

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • Video

            Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Black):

            We ship and receive a number of video elements.
            These drives work great.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again and again

            By Photo Guy

            from Knoxville TN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Red):

                  Great size and price. It came with the right cables and works on different PC's.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Extremely Pleased

                  By Power User

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Customize
                  • Easy to Navigate
                  • Meets all expectations
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • None as of yet

                  Best Uses

                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Red):

                  Easy to set-upEasy to useDependable and meets all expectation[...]

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Great product, [...]

                  By bobkat

                  from chillicothe, ohio

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Red):

                        Thanks for another great product [...] We will use you over and over again!! Best place to shop we know!!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Great little drive

                        By lugubriosoman

                        from Abu Dhabi, UAE

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                        • Easy to Customize
                        • Easy to Navigate
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Educational Purposes
                          • Multimedia

                          Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Red):

                          Very portable
                          Very durable
                          Easy to use
                          Fairly fast

                          I travel a lot. I can just "throw" this drive in my backpack with my laptop and it is always there when I need it.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          5.0

                          Very Easy to Use

                          By squirrelstaken

                          from NJ

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Fast
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Laptop backup
                          • Photo storage

                          Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Red):

                          Easy to use, works great, lightweight, durable!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Sturdiest drive I have ever felt.

                          By Lee

                          from Guam

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy to use
                          • High Capacity
                          • Portable
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Backup
                            • Video

                            Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                            Like many others, I have cursed butter fingers. First portable hard drive I bought was dropped from maybe not the main cause, but by glossy slickness it fell and split open. This Transcend though by awesome design provides the handler with slip resistant feel. Besides its rhino skin sturdiness, the cable jack(or ends) don't easily come out interrupting transfers, like I have noticed on some other drives.

                            If you skipped to the end of my blabbering, basically this thing is awesome.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Rugged good looks

                            By larryinlc

                            from LaCrosse WI

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy to use
                            • High Capacity
                            • Portable
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup
                              • File Transfer
                              • Photo Storage
                              • Video

                              Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                              First, it does what it's expected to do. Back up and store data. Second, it does it quickly and quietly with little need to think on my part. Very user friendly. Plug and play with no added AC power needed. Third, it's built like a tank. Very nice rugged feel and it looks sharp too. It's a thing of beauty for something that's used occasionally. I wish all computer products looked and felt this good.

                              Finally, excellent price from B&H and I couldn't be happier.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              I love this!

                              By Tania14

                              from Tamuning, GU

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Fast
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Red):

                                  I love how it looks really bulky but it's really light. I installed it really easily. However, I mistook the backup button for the off switch. Besides that fiasco I haven't have a problem with it yet.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  very good

                                  By Alex

                                  from Bh, Brazil

                                  About Me Frequent User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Fast
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Quiet
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup storage

                                    Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Red):

                                    Small, fast and with a one botton back up software that helps a lot. I recommend.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    4.0

                                    No problemo

                                    By BR

                                    from Bay Area

                                    About Me Casual user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Easy to use
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Additional Storage
                                      • Backup
                                      • Photo Storage
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                      The drive is a good value price wise, its just like using any kind of attached thumb drive or media player. Plug it in, load up drivers and then drag and drop files you want backed up. It comes with software you can use to manage the drive, similar to any thumb drive, but you can ignore it. So far so good!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      one of the best product that I know

                                      By Shai

                                      from TLV, Israel

                                      About Me Casual user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Easy to use
                                      • High Capacity
                                      • Portable
                                      • Quiet

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Additional Storage
                                        • Backup
                                        • File Transfer
                                        • Photo Storage
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                        reliable!

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        nice!!!

                                        By rs

                                        from mass

                                        About Me Casual user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Easy to use
                                        • High Capacity
                                        • Quiet

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Additional Storage
                                          • Backup
                                          • File Transfer
                                          • Photo Storage
                                          • Video

                                          Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                          used to back up all pic's * years of family stuff. no power cord needed. just plug in to 2 usb ports.
                                          changed to ntfs from fat32 so windows 7 would use it to image drive.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent Product, easy to use

                                          By MikeC_motorcyclist

                                          from Lee, MA

                                          About Me Power user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attractive Design
                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Easy to use
                                          • High Capacity
                                          • Quiet

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Additional Storage
                                            • Backup

                                            Comments about 500GB StoreJet 25M Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                            The product is used to backup my company Dell Latitude E6510 Win 7 Pro 32 laptop HD. Backed up the entire drive the first in about 1 hr.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business

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