Rugged hard drives – military grade

Military grade hard drive – safer storage?


Military-grade hard drive

I really like the idea of these rugged hard drives – even though I could be reducing number of data recovery jobs I do.

Most of of us could do with sturdy and high-functioning portable hard drive, especially those who prone to dropping their external hard drive. I am regularly asked to try and recover data on an external hard drive that has been dropped, and to be honest, most times the data is not easy to recover.

Rugged hard drives

One solution is to have a rugged, military grade external hard drive. If it’s dropped, then the data would be safer than a standard external hard drive.  I really like the idea of these rugged hard drives – even though I could be reducing number of data recovery jobs I do.  Just like conventional external hard drives, it is powered by USB, is very portable, and is competitively priced.

The Transcend StoreJet 25M3 is a portable hard drive built to be more resistant to shock than most. It’s aided by a tough rubberised jacket and internal damper frame.

This drive has a dark-grey silicone jacket that Transcend calls Iron Gray, with a bright green end cap and green trim line.

An unusual addition to this drive is the One Touch Auto-Backup Button, a blue-ringed push button on the end cap that’s designed to simplify the backing up of data to the drive. To work, it requires you to first install the included Transcend Elite software, which can undertake various tasks such as on-demand and scheduled backups.

Silicone Outer Shell

StoreJet 25M3 is encased in a durable and vibration-absorbing silicone outer shell to fully protect the data stored in your drive.

Internal Hard Drive Suspension System

StoreJet 25M3 has a built-in suspension system damper to withstand shocks.

Reinforced Hard Casing

In the case of dropping the device, the anti-shock casing helps prevents the drive from damage.











Data Management Software


StoreJet 25M3 portable hard drive is equipped with High-Speed USB 3.0 interface that provides transfer speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 models.

Military-Grade Shock Resistance

StoreJet 25M3 features a sophisticated three-stage shock protection system that’s designed to meets U.S. Military’s drop test standards.

Other features available from the Transcend Elite software include Bookmark Sync, which will copy your web browser bookmarks to the drive; Cloud, which enables copying to a Google Drive online server; and Crypto, to encrypt and decrypt chosen files and folders.

Just don’t leave the USB cable in during transit and you will love this drive.



At less than £50 the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 is very good value for money, costing just 5p per gigabyte for a decently resilient portable drive. It’s well made and should serve well.

Available from Amazon ( with a discount, so the price is currently £48.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK.