Transcend ESD400 256GB review – speedy pocketed storage

The need to transfer data from one point to another is in continuous growing and sometimes you need the data with you, like when you are traveling, so you can’t just use the online connection for that. For those situations you need an offline storage and that usually translates into external hard drive.

Today, you can read our review for Transcend ESD400 256GB. The name implies the capacity and manufacturer, but that’s about all. Well, we are talking about a small (1.8”) external storage based on an SSD and connectable to an USB 3.0 port.

Transcend-ESD400-set

 

Specs:

Transcend ESD400 256GB

Product number

TS256GESD400K

Controller

TS6500

Capacity

256GB

Interface

USB 3.0 UASP

NAND

Micron

Read speed

410 MB/s

Write speed

380 MB/s

Power

DC 5V, 900mA

Operating Temperature

0 - 70°C (32 - 158°F)

Format

1.8 inch

Dimensions

92 x 62 x 10.5 mm

Weight

56g

Warranty

3 years

 

 

The drive

Transcend ESD400 is a very small device, measuring only 92x62mm and being 10.5mm thick. At 56g it is obvious that you won’t feel it even if you carry it in your pocket, where you will almost not know you have it. J

Transcend-ESD400

It sports a stylish look with a dark-grey grid pattern on the front side and a black sand finish on the back.

Transcend-ESD400-back

The top side features the USB connector and a button that is used to automatically backup/synchronize your data to PC, when used in combination with Transcend Elite software. The app helps the user to manage and organize the files, as well as keep them up-to-date on both PC and ESD400 drive.

Transcend-ESD400-interface

The box contains the drive plus some accessories, like USB 3.0 cable, manuals and a pouch to protect the drive during travel.

Transcend-ESD400-accessories

Let’s check out drive’s performance.

 

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