Excerpt: These days backups are a must. Corrupted data, accidental deletes and even failing hard drives (or SSD’s) can all leave you without access to your data.Some people still don’t backup for various reasons – whatever they may be. Luckily, Transcend has a lineup of external hard drives that will make backing up a much easier task. They were kind enough to send one of their new StoreJet 25A3 1TB USB 3.0 external drive to check out.
Summary: At first sight, the Transcend StoreJet 25A3 does not bring anything to the table other drives manage at lower price tags. But upon a second look, it is one of the most affordable units on the market with 256-bit AES encryption and one-touch backup functionality. That said, I wish the drive would perform a bit better here and there, but its lower performance can probably be traced back to the fact that we received the 1TB model holding a drive with several platters...
Pros: 256-bit AES encryption, One-touch backup button, Available in black or white, Excellent small file USB 3.0 performance, Very good USB 2.0 read performance, 3-year warranty
Cons: No extras—just the cable and manual, Overall USB 3.0 performance not quite as fast as other drives out there, Slower than expected USB 2.0 write performance