Transcend StoreJet 25M3 1 TB External USB 3.0 HDD ReviewWaco - February 10, 2013
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Transcend StoreJet 25M3 1 TB External USB 3.0 HDD Testing:
Real World File Transfer: Nothing reveals true performance more than actually using the hardware as it was meant to be used. That's why this last benchmark is very simple and something anyone can do. Files of varying sizes, small and large, are transferred to the memory cards and the time taken is recorded. Time measurements are taken using a stopwatch. The stopwatch is started as soon as the Windows file transfer window appears and stopped after it closes. After an individual file is tested, it is then deleted before the next file, and the preceding steps are taken again until testing is complete. Average transfer speeds are then calculated by dividing the real file size by the recorded transfer time. Lower transfer times and higher speeds are better.
Here's the real proof in the pudding: the Transcend StoreJet, even with all of its "disadvantages" in the other benchmarks, is essentially just as fast as the big bad Seagate Barracuda. In real use you'd never know the difference between these two drives when dumping files to them.