Transcend 25M3 1TB External Hard Drive Review

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UNBOXING

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In terms of packaging, the 25M3 follows the boxing signature of Transcend for most of its products. It’s shipped in a compact box with a white and red theme, which we’ve grown accustomed with ever since we started reviewing the company’s products.
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There’s a clear cut on the box to show off the 25M3, giving it a touch of design for attraction. Once you open up the packaging, you’ll be met wit the 25M3 encased in plastic, and below it are some pamphlets for warranty information and other products, as well as the USB cable.
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DESIGN

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Now, if the 25M3 looks familiar, there’s a perfectly good reason why you’re thinking this way. It’s a perfect reminder of the company’s 25MC, which, we believe is the very same drive with the only difference is this one sporting standard traditional USB Type A plug instead of the the 25C3’s USB Type C.
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Now, as we've mentioned, the 25M3 comes with protection against the elements to keep it safe and secured in a couple of scenarios. For one, it comes with military-grade resistance that complies with drop-test standards MIL-STD-810G 516.6 through its advanced three-stage shock protection system. We've had deeper look on the Transcend 25CK3 enclosure review, and it's pretty robust for what it is.

PERFORMANCE

TEST SYSTEM SETUP
MotherboardGIGABYTE AB350M-DH3
CPUAMD RYZEN 5 1600 3.2GHz
GPUZOTAC GTX 1060 6GB AMP
RAM16GB DDR4 2400MHz
StoragePlextor M9e 512GB M.2 SSD+ Seagate BarraCuda 4TB + 2TB Western Digital Green HDD + Transcend 25M3 1TB External Drive
PSUCorsair VS450
CaseSilverstone RL06
OSWindows 10 Pro N
DisplayBenQ GW2270H


Crystal Disk Mark

We begin with one of the storage benchmark standards with Crystal Disk Mark to measure both of its read and write rates through a series of tests.
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ATTO Disk Benchmark


ATTO Disk Benchmark is an industry leading benchmark that help measure performance of system storage such as hard drives, solid state drives, RAID arrays, and so forth.

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CONCLUSION

To put things into perspective, Transcend is handing you out several options depending on your requirements as separate SKUs. Transcend isn’t making claims on numbers here for both the 25M3 and the 25C3, and we’d dare not to open it up to see what’s inside and compare by the fine print. But at the end of the day, it really boils down to what you need.

The Transcend 25M3 is ready for every a multitude of devices as standard, which would be enough to fill you in with moving your files back and forth workstations and other storage locations, and it does so without you having to worry about the elements. ‘nuff said, if you’re looking for a rugged external drive that can spell durability, the Transcend 25M3 will definitely be worth your time.

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