Transcend StoreJet 35U3 Review

By Abhijit Dey | Updated Nov 25 2014
Transcend StoreJet 35U3 Review
  • PROS
  • USB 3.0 support
  • 18% cooler while copying data
  • 3TB included drive
  • CONS
  • Lacks padding

Verdict

The Transcend StoreJet 35U3 is an easy storage solution for your external HDD. It looks good, has a 80mm cooling fan and supports USB 3.0 as well as USB 2.0 and this particular model comes with a 3TB drive included which itself costs Rs. 6,700 so at a price of Rs. 8,999 for the whole package, it’s a pretty good deal.

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Transcend StoreJet 35U3 detailed review

With no difference in the design when compared to its predecessor, the Transcend StoreJet 35U3 now has support for USB 3.0, killing any need for the previous eSATA port. This is not because the eSATA port is slow but compared to USB 3.0 the bandwidth on both interfaces is nearly the same – so why not go in for the slightly more popular connectivity interface? Makes total sense. The external silver-coloured aluminium casing of the StoreJet has a stylish brushed finish and has an 80mm cooling fan. Just like the previous model this too makes use of the Type B USB connector which is sturdier than the Type A and the Type B micro connector. It supports GPT so maximum capacity won’t be an issue for quite a while.


We measured the performance hit between connecting a hard drive directly on a SATA III port and through the Storejet 35U3. Synthetic tests didn’t experience a considerable drop in performance but it fell by up to 45-50% in the real world tests which involve transferring sample files that involve a mix of incompressible and compressible data of varying queue depths.

There was a temperature difference of up to 18% while copying a large number of files. The case doesn’t have any padding inside to protect the hard drive if you happen to drop it. The StoreJet comes with Transcend Elite data management software and the EcoFanControl utility that lets you change preset profiles for your cooling fan. This particular model comes with a 3TB drive included which itself costs Rs. 6,700 so at a price of Rs. 8,999 for the whole package, it’s a pretty good deal.

Specifications

Dimensions: 197.5x48x127.5mm
Weight: 340g (Without HDD)
Op.Voltage: AC input:100V-240V | DC input: 12V/1.5A
Storage Media: 3.5 SATA HDD
Connection Interface: USB 3.0
Warranty: 2 years

Transcend StoreJet 35U3 Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price: ₹8999
Release Date: 24 Nov 2014
Market Status: Launched
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Abhijit Dey

A Star Wars fan and sci-fi enthusiast. When I'm not playing games on my PC, I usually lurk around the Internet, mostly on Reddit.

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Transcend StoreJet 35U3

Price : ₹8999

Transcend StoreJet 35U3

Price : ₹8999

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