Transcend StoreJet 25C3N USB 3.0 Extra Slim Portable Hard Drive Unboxing and First Thoughts

Sometimes you want to bring with you most of your vital work files or just the videos and photos that accumulate over time. The Transcend StoreJet 25C3N Extra Slim USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive offers a slim 1cm thin package with a large 1TB capacity – it’s definitely worth considering.

Here’s our unboxing and first look.

  • Packaging is Spartan – phamplets (quick start guide, warranty, etc.), USB 3.0 cable, and the StoreJet 25C3N itself.
  • The StoreJet 25C3N is compact, its metalic build feels sturdy in your hand, and the size of the drive will fit your shirt’s breast pocket – it’s that small.
  • The drive is plug and play and requires no additional drivers to work.
  • Plugged into a PC, you’ll discover that it has folders containing installers of Trascend Elite and RecoveRx, for back up and deleted file recovery, respectively.
  • While the StoreJet 25C3N works on current USB ports on most laptops, it’s USB 3.0, which is faster than USB 2.0 write speeds.

Who is the Transcend StoreJet 25C3N for?

People who work with portable PCs (small netbooks, compact laptops like the MacBook, 2-in-1 Windows tablets) designed to be light but compromise on storage will value the convenience the StoreJet 25C3N offers – fast, light, and big enough storage you won’t hate to bring anywhere (it’s so slim). Or anyone who wants to free up the internal storage of their laptops and need to carry around his or her files.

Transcend StoreJet 25C3N Specs

Storage: 1 TB 2.5 Inch SATA HDD
Connection: USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
Operating Voltage: DC 5V
Certification: CE, FCC, BSMI
Compatibility: Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 10,Mac OS 10.7 or later
Warranty: Three-year Limited Warranty
Dimensions: 114.5 x 78.5 x 9.95
Weight: 136 g
Price: PHP 3,750

We don’t have Philippine pricing on this device, but we estimate it to be around P4,000. We’ll update this post on the pricing as soon as we get official confirmation. While this price point may seem steep, the portability, ease of use, and adequate speed of the StoreJet 25C3N should be considered and are aspects that may matter to those who want to carry around their files.

The Transcend StoreJet 25C3N plugged into the Acer Swift 7.

A few things to keep in mind

The StoreJet 25C3N comes in an NTFS format for Windows, so you’ll need to reformat it for OS X systems; the comes-with USB 3.0 cable might be too short for some people; and the AES 256-bit encryption requires the Transcend Elite software.

And that’s it for our unboxing and first look at the Transcend StoreJet 25C3N Extra Slim USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for