While storage capacity, portability, and price are key considerations when choosing an external storage drive, there are additional increasingly important factors to consider in determining the right external storage for you.
Thus, when it comes to deciding between a portable hard drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD), it is important to first identify the criterion that best complements your workflow and specific needs. These can be broken down to the following key factors:
- Pricing: HDDs offer larger capacity at more attractive prices.
- Portability: SSDs can be smaller, thinner, and lighter than HDDs as SSDs have no moving parts.
- Easier Data Recovery: SSDs store data in a less intuitive way. With HDDs, it can be easier to recover data.
- Greater Protection: SSDs can survive harsher treatment because they have no moving parts that can break.
- Energy Efficiency: SSDs don’t have to spin up a platter from a standstill, and thus consume less energy.
Transcend offers a comprehensive range of portable storage options that are designed to meet your specific needs and budget.
Portable SSD: In Need of Speed and Always On the Go
If you are looking for fast transfer speeds and a durable design that is stylish, yet lightweight and pocket-sized, Transcend’s Portable SSDs will help you securely store sensitive data, expand your device capacity, reduce startup times across all applications, as well as improve your gaming experience as you take your laptop along for the ride.
Portable HDD: Heavy on Storage and Light on Price
If you are a budget-minded power user with a large collection of photos, videos, audio, and documents on your desktop PC, Transcend’s StoreJet Portable HDDs strike a good balance of quality, price, and storage space, enabling you to easily transfer files between devices, back up essential data, and more on the go.
Exclusive Transcend Elite software
Transcend Elite is advanced software developed for use with Transcend’s Portable SSD and HDD products. Elite includes powerful user-friendly applications that help users manage data and increase productivity. When paired with Elite, your Transcend storage devices make it easy to keep important files organized, protected, and up-to-date.
Transcend’s Portable SSDs and HDDs are covered by a Three-year Limited Warranty.