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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 (Red)
     
    4.7

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (17)
    • Fast (13)
    • Easy to install (11)
    • Highly compatible (10)
    • Attractive (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional storage (5)
      • Back-up (5)
      • Photo storage (5)
      • File transfer (3)
      • High-end multimedia (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (7), Power user (5), Casual user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (19), Business (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      This product works perfectly

      I got this hard drive for travel (I have an upcoming trip to India in mind) and I couldn't be happier. The price was so reasonable, the drive worked so well, and...Read complete review

      I got this hard drive for travel (I have an upcoming trip to India in mind) and I couldn't be happier. The price was so reasonable, the drive worked so well, and it was so small that I ordered another one after checking it out, so I have a back-up. Nothing more in the way of set up was required than to hook it up to the computer, it was that easy to use. One thing: you will need to get a powered multi-port USB hub for this drive, though I found one on-line for about $16. The drive has two USB connectors sprouting in a Y from the cord that connects to the drive. These two connectors plug into this hub and power the drive. The only extra thing you need to buy is the powered multi-port USB hub.

      VS

      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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      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By Photo Guy

      from Knoxville TN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

                    Easy to use, works great, lightweight, durable!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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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 Transcend 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 Transcend 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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                          5.0

                          Just what I expected

                          By Cat

                          from Steamboat, CO

                          About Me Infrequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              Super portable, nice design, feels durable.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              I would buy this product again

                              By gato

                              from New York

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Fast
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Gaming

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

                                I use this one for my photos y other one for music

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                a bit pricey, but a great product

                                By ET phone home

                                from Providence, RI

                                About Me Infrequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    In use this product as backup storage for my laptop. It is super easy to use. I literally just had to plug it in. The cover seems durable and the compact size is great. I wish it was a little bit cheaper though...

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    So easy it was scary

                                    By nflphotog

                                    from Long Island

                                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • High-End Multimedia

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

                                      I finally decided that an additional seperate hard drive was needed to store my photographs and after looking at more familiar brands and doing my research decided that the Transcend was the one for me.

                                      This was such an easy install and foolproof that I was worried that there was something I missed. There were no glitches and so far no mishaps.

                                      This product works as advertised.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      Easy to use and convenient to store

                                      By Realtor for "Nice People"

                                      from Cave Creek, AZ

                                      About Me Frequent User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • High-End Multimedia

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

                                        This was so simple to set-up and easy to operate. Although I don't travel as often as I used to, the small size would make it easy to travel with.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent Hard Drive

                                        By Maldo4848

                                        from Minneapolis, MN

                                        About Me Frequent User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Install
                                        • Fast
                                        • Highly Compatible
                                        • Quiet

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                            Use it to back up my wife's laptop

                                            Pros: Sleek, Easy to Use, Small, Powered by USB, and comes with an easy application to back up everything.

                                            Cons: A little on the pricier side but totally worth it IMO

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

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                                            4.0

                                            Nice Portable Drive

                                            By HowiePhoto

                                            from Long Island , NY

                                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Digital Photography

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

                                              I use this drive as a backup drive for digital photography.

                                              Its got 500 GB and is very portable. Its very well made, in fact extremely durable.

                                              I thought the price was too a little too high.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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                                              5.0

                                              I would buy this product again and again

                                              By Ruben

                                              from Santiago, Chile

                                              About Me Frequent User

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Install
                                              • Fast
                                              • Highly Compatible
                                              • Quiet

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • High-End Multimedia

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

                                                To store pictures and also as a back up information

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal

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                                                5.0

                                                This product works perfectly

                                                By Hob

                                                from Chapel Hill, NC

                                                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
                                                  • Photo Storage

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

                                                  I got this hard drive for travel (I have an upcoming trip to India in mind) and I couldn't be happier. The price was so reasonable, the drive worked so well, and it was so small that I ordered another one after checking it out, so I have a back-up. Nothing more in the way of set up was required than to hook it up to the computer, it was that easy to use. One thing: you will need to get a powered multi-port USB hub for this drive, though I found one on-line for about $16. The drive has two USB connectors sprouting in a Y from the cord that connects to the drive. These two connectors plug into this hub and power the drive. The only extra thing you need to buy is the powered multi-port USB hub.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Best portable hard drive on the market!

                                                  By Ron

                                                  from New York, NY

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

                                                    I travel quite a bit, and the Transcend is extremely reliable, especially shock-resistant. It feels like it has a rubber coating. This is the third one I've bought - from B&H, of course. I've only seen them at B&H.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Personal

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                                                    5.0

                                                    I love it!

                                                    By Happy Girl

                                                    from Maine

                                                    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
                                                      • File Transfer
                                                      • Photo Storage

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

                                                      I use this product just as an extra drive - haven't used the one-touch backup. It is so easy, and fast too. It does take 2 USB ports, but for what I do with it - who cares? I plug it in to save pictures and files when my hard drive gets too crowded, or when I want to move these files to another computer, and it works great. I also like the grippiness of the covering on the drive - less likely to slip or fall. I'm happy.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Great Product

                                                      By Nes

                                                      from Florida

                                                      About Me Power user

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

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

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Included Software

                                                      Best Uses

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

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

                                                      I mainly store photos on this hard drive. It transfers fairly fast. The only thing I don't like about the product is the software that comes with it. Therefore, I just ignore it and transfer photos from Adobe Bridge. It is extremely quiet and very durable.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Everything I Hoped For - External HD

                                                      By whobody

                                                      from Seattle

                                                      About Me Power user

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

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

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Active Music Transfers

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

                                                        I use this product for Mobile DJing at high end weddings in Seattle. I CAN'T have something that fails me.

                                                        - I was worried about the sleep / shut down time - no issues.
                                                        - I was worried about the extra USB power - no issues and not needed.
                                                        - It has a nice grip cover and sit perfectly without slipping or falling off my booth.
                                                        - No set up required. Plugged into a PC, loaded files. Plugged into a Mac, loaded more files. Plugged back into PC and it works flawlessly for all of my programs.

                                                        Summary - I have my Transcend StoreJet sitting next to me and it is an enjoyable thing! I looked and waited a LONG time since my last HD and would definitely buy this again.

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Business

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