Review of the Transcend 500GB hard drive

Manufacturer: Transcend
Model: 500GB hard drive
Price: £100

Weighing 163g and just a little larger than an iPhone, the Transcend Storejet 25F hard drive stores an impressive 500GB of on-board memory, not to mention a full suite of data-management software to boot.

Transfer speeds of up to 480MB per second are promised, as is stability courtesy of the four non-slip feet on the driveʼs base. Transfering 22GB of images in one go from a Power Mac G5 took just over 15 minutes, though the bundled software is only Windows compatible at present.

Size and weight

A bit plasticky

Our Verdict:
Itʼs not the cheapest 500GB hard drive on the market, though as a portable and reliable option it fulfils its promise.

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