Transcend 1TB StoreJet 500 Portable Solid State Drive for Mac

Transcend 1TB StoreJet 500 Portable Solid State Drive for Mac

Transcend 1TB StoreJet 500 Portable Solid State Drive for Mac

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Expected availability: 7-10 business days

Product Highlights

  • 1TB Capacity
  • Read Speed up to 440 MB/s
  • Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 Ports
  • Cables and Travel Pouch Included
  • Transcend Elite Data Software
  • Bus Powered
  • Preformatted HFS+ for Mac
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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Capacity: 1TB


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Transcend 500 Overview

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The 1TB StoreJet 500 Portable Solid State Drive from Transcend is formatted in HFS+ for use with your Mac and it connects via Thunderbolt or USB. It is also compatible with Windows computers but requires reformatting. The StoreJet 500 is equipped with a Thunderbolt port for transferring data to your computer with a rate up to 10 Gb/s. In addition, it is also built with a USB 3.0 port that provides 10 times the bandwidth of USB 2.0.

The SSD offers a read speed up to 440 MB/s that provides rapid access to your HD videos. Compared to a hard drive, the SSD features no moving parts, which allows it to run coolly and silently. Additionally, it can withstand five times greater shock than hard drives, giving your data comprehensive protection.

The StoreJet 500 supports Time Machine, which allows you to back up and synchronize data on your Mac computer. Transcend also offers a free download of Transcend Elite data software that makes it easy to keep important files organized, protected, and up-to-date. Furthermore, the StoreJet 500 powers itself from your computer via Thunderbolt or USB. Included with the StoreJet 500 are Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables and a travel pouch.

Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 Interfaces
With advanced Thunderbolt technology, the SJM500 portable SSD offers transfer rates of up to 10 Gb/s. In addition to the Thunderbolt interface, the SJM500 is also equipped with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port with UASP support, providing 10 times the bandwidth of USB 2.0.
Durable Design
The SJM500 SSD is natively formatted in HFS+ for your Mac and fully supports Time Machine. The SJM500 can withstand 5 times greater shock than hard drives, giving your data comprehensive protection. Moreover, its high-quality metallic design complements your Mac with a sleek and elegant look.
Transcend Elite Software
Transcend Elite includes user-friendly applications that help you manage your data and increase productivity. With Elite, your Transcend storage device can keep important files organized, protected, and up-to-date.
UPC: 760557830740
In the Box
Transcend 1TB StoreJet 500 Portable Solid State Drive for Mac
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Travel Pouch
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Transcend 500 Specs

    Storage Capacity 1 TB
    Connection Interface 1 x Thunderbolt (Mini DisplayPort)
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Micro-B)
    Maximum Read Speed 440 MB/s
    Pre-Format HFS+
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    Internal Interface SATA (Unspecified)
    Type Solid-State Drive
    Cache Memory None
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    Bus Power Thunderbolt, USB
    DC Input Power 5 VDC
    Operating Temperature 41 to 131°F / 5 to 55°C
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 4.8 x 3.0 x 0.5" / 12.2 x 7.6 x 1.3 cm
    Weight 0.3 lb / 0.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 3.8 x 2.2"

    Transcend 500 Reviews

    1TB StoreJet 500 Portable Solid State Drive for Mac is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Portable, Fast, Hot A keyboardist and guitarist, I bought this drive to decrease load times of instruments and samples and increase the responsiveness of my live performance rig. It's size and weight are big plusses. Running speed tests revealed that the read and write speeds are very close to equal whether using USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt 2. The tests show write speeds of appx. 285 MB/s with read speeds around 375 MB/s. Though it seems no faster than USB 3, I needed the Thunderbolt port as my rig uses all available USB ports. This added a bit of expense to the purchase vs. a USB only port, but it is good to have a choice. It does run on the warm side, though I'm told it's not enough to adversely affect a SSD. Love that it's bus powered thru either interface and comparing it's speed with my previous 7200 RPM drive was no contest. So far, it has performed quite reliably and I'm pleased with the purchase.
    Date published: 2015-04-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great backup Drive for MAC. When I first received it I did a good visual on it since he shipping box did not have sufficient packing in it. The manufacturers packaging was very good and was complete. Plugged the drive into the computer and it worked fine for about a day. The following day I received a error so I ran a drive testing program on it. It said I had a "B" tree error recommended and said it could not be fixed. I verified the error with disk utility and it also said it could not be fixed. It recommended wiping it clean and reformatting it. Since I reformatted the drive it works fine. It runs a little hot but that is normal for this drive.
    Date published: 2018-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast. This is a fast transferring, large capacity external hard drive. I use it for my Lightroom default photo download location, and it works perfectly. Data travels at thunderbolt speed, with no perception of delay in download or retrieval. Well worth the price to expand my computer's capabilities.
    Date published: 2015-05-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seriously quick drive Great Drive. Runs hot but who cares-it's so fast. Runs big InDesign files, cache on PS and provides a nice boost to my workflow. It's wonderful to be able to move between a Mac Pro and laptop without any great distinction in access times to big files. Back-up in seconds to a network server.
    Date published: 2017-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely satisfied Lightning speed, attractive design, excellent build quality, nice packaging, and rock-solid reliability after over two years of use as the primary SSD drive for my aging mid-2011 iMac. I love this drive and I will be keeping it to use it as supplemental storage for my new iMac!
    Date published: 2019-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy I am very happy w/ this drive. I use VMWare to compile a VERY LARGE software project on Windows, Linux, and OSX. Compiling is extremely I/O heavy and this drive is an order of magnitude faster than traditional drive. Unscientifically I'd say it cut my compile time in half.
    Date published: 2018-05-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great with pro tools I use it as dedicated hd for pro tools 12.4 . w/ solid state drive on 6 core mac pro seemed silly to slow it down with any thing other than ssd external hd
    Date published: 2016-10-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Hard drive It's small and powerful. BUT the salesman was great! Knew what I was looking for, he's was just wonderful
    Date published: 2016-01-27
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    What is the return policy if opened?
    Asked by: Darryl
    Should you be dissatisfied with an order, you have 30 days from date of purchase to make a return with all of the original materials included. Full details on our return policy can be found at the following link:
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    i am looking into upgrading my G HDD 1 TB external portable hard drive for my mac into an SSD hard drive, i do understand the price variations between the HDD and the SSD (Speed obviously) but between 1TB SSDs themselves the price variation does not make sense, for example, the Transcend 1 TB SSD with thunderbolt is $500 and the Akitio 1TB SSD with thunderbolt is $800, and the G-tech SSD is also an $800 with Thunderbolt. this makes it very hard to take a decision of which one to buy.there is a $300 difference, why will i spend $300 more for the Akitio? anybody can help ?
    Asked by: Gilbert H.
    Can't answer your question, but can tell you I've purchased 2 Transcend 1TB SSDs for saving my on-the-road video shoots and LOVE them! They're light, VERY fast and solid. For me, there has been NO NEED to investigate another SSD HD.
    Answered by: Craig E.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    hi, i am very confused between spending 589 USDollars to buy this 1TB thunderbolt SSD Transcend which mentions speeds up to 440MB/s or spending $300 on the samsung 1TB USB3 with speeds up to 450MB/s (double price). i will be using the SSD for 4K video editing directly from the SSD, what do you think i should do ? (by the way, i do have a MACPro 15, and do have all my USB slots open (unused).
    Asked by: Gilbert H.
    First let me tel you that the product is very good and reliable but today I will look at an SSD product by Samsung or others
    Answered by: GUY M.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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