Bearing the US Army's seal of approval, the Transcend StoreJet 25M-R
hard drive boasts good speeds and shockproof casing to protect it from the
rigours of travel. Copying 3GB
worth of identical 1MB files to the drive showed slower results but it still
managed reasonable speeds. StoreJet 25M-R external hard disk drives wrote at 15.3MBps, read at
23.8MBps and copied the data from one area of the drive to another at 7.2MBps.
These speeds are slower than those witnessed during the 19.4GB large file
test due to the increased file operations, but the StoreJet 25M-R is still
faster in this test than the Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus. If you're after a fast portable
USB hard drive with protection against the hard knocks of daily use,
Transcend StoreJet 25M-R works well, even if it doesn't have the style and polished software of competitors.