Transcend's StoreJet ultraportable hard drive lets you take 20GB to 40GB of your favorite files with you. Powered through its USB cable, the drive delivers reliable, if not speedy, file transfers. The best part is its low price: it's about as cheap as mobile storage gets these days.
The white-plastic case with chrome accents makes for an elegant device that will blend right in with an Apricorn's EZ Bus Mini drive and easily fits into a notebook pouch or a shirt pocket. The StoreJet comes with a 30-inch USB 2.0 cable, a padded case, and a mini CD that contains manuals, drivers, and programs for the drive.or . At 4.2 ounces and measuring 0.6 by 2.8 by 3.7 inches, it is smaller than
Inside the StoreJet is a 1.8-inch Hitachi hard drive that spins at 4,200rpm and has a 2MB buffer. A blue LED shows that the unit is powered and blinks when data is flowing. Because it is powered through the USB cable, there's no power adapter to lug around. However, playing music from the StoreJet drained the battery on our IBM ThinkPad R50 28 minutes faster than doing the same task with the system's native drive, and 3 minutes sooner than with the EZ Mini.