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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Transcend StoreJet Mobile - Portable USB Hard Drives Just Got Tougher (and Smarter)

If your friends consider you "accident prone", you're going to love the StoreJet 2.5 Mobile from Transcend. This rugged external USB hard drive incorporates a three-stage, anti-shock design that protects the internal hard drive from data loss or damage from accidental bumps or falls. In fact, it has earned a military drop-test rating (MIL-STD-810F 516.5 procedure IV) that measures the durability of a product by dropping it on every face, edge and corner onto a hard surface a total of 26 times from a height of 4 feet.

Although we certainly don't recommend anyone purposely abusing their hard drive, you can trust that your data is much more safe in this drive in the event of an accidental drop.

Despite it's tough attitude, the StoreJet 2.5 Mobile is user friendly and full of fun tools with the FREE StoreJet Elite software pack (for Windows only). The StoreJet Elite includes:
  • OneTouch Auto-Backup: Backup selected files at the push of a button on the drive

  • File Encryption: Secure your data with AES 256-bit encryption

  • Mobile Website Favorites: Access your favorite websites anywhere

  • One-Click Auto Website Login: It remembers your website login passwords for you

  • Mobile Email Feature: Send and receive email from multiple accounts on any computer

  • Synchronize Files: Easily synchronize your files between work and home computers.

The StoreJet 2.5 Mobile comes in Red/Black or Black/Orange with capacities from 160GB t0 500GB. It's powered through the USB cable, so you won't fill up your laptop bag with yet another power cord. If you're still not impressed, it comes with a 2 year warranty, installs itself within seconds of plugging it in, has earned the prestigious Good Design Award and costs less than a nice dinner for two (and lasts longer). gave the StoreJet 2.5 Mobile a #1 rating by a large margin against other "tough" drives. The bottom line is, the StoreJet 2.5 Mobile is compact, easy to use and gives the clumsy types a reason to save their duct tape and super glue for something else.

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