Over the last few years we have reviewed a number of drives, all of which have their own special features and reasons to buy them, one of the latest drives that we have to review is the StoreJet 100 from Transcend.
A USB 3.0 portable hard drive, the StoreJet 100 specially supports computers that run on Mac OS and has been formatted in HFS+ and even includes full support for Time Machine, all the user has to do is plug the drive into one of their USB ports and then they are good to go.
Once connected the user will then get access to a huge storage space of up to 2TB which can be used to store up to 512 hours of Full HD video, over 32,000 hours of digital music, or over 960,000 high-resolution digital images.
This also comes with the added extra of Transcend’s Elite software, once installed this software allows the user to instantly backup and sync data with their notebook or PC quickly.
In terms of design the StoreJet 100 measures 129.5mm x 82.4mm x 20.4mm and weighs only 230 grams, meaning it is both extremely portable and lightweight.
On the top of the drive there’s also a button that can be used to quickly access the drive’s backup features, simply press it and your computer will begin to back up your important files to a secondary location without having to access a number of menus or options.
The drive has also been designed to meet to U.S. military drop-test standards, and has been made from an outer shell that has been designed with a slip-resistant silicone material, and it is then reinforced by an internal hard drive suspension damper which provides the added extra of shock absorption. Inside of all of this is a 2.5 inch SATA hard drive, which is where you store all files within.
To test the drive we used Blackmagicdesign’s Disk Speed Test software for the Mac, which shown the drive achieving read speeds of up to 124MB/s and write speeds of up to 128GB/s.