User’s Manual
Portable Hard Drives
StoreJet® 25
(Version 1.4)
Table of Contents
Introduction︱
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Features︱
︱ ............................................................................................2
System Requirements︱
︱ .....................................................................3
Safety Precautions︱
︱ ...........................................................................3
General Use ....................................................................................................................... 3
Backing up Data ................................................................................................................ 3
Transporting ...................................................................................................................... 3
Power ................................................................................................................................. 3
Reminders.......................................................................................................................... 3
Connecting to a Computer︱
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One Touch Backup︱
︱ ..........................................................................7
Disconnecting from a Computer︱
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Windows ............................................................................................................................ 8
Mac OS ............................................................................................................................... 8
Linux................................................................................................................................... 9
Formatting the Hard Drive︱
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Windows XP/Vista/7/8 ..................................................................................................... 10
Mac OS ............................................................................................................................. 12
Linux................................................................................................................................. 14
Troubleshooting︱
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Specifications︱
︱ .................................................................................18
Recycling & Environmental Considerations︱
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Three-year Limited Warranty︱
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Introduction︱
Thank you for purchasing Transcend’s StoreJet 25. This rugged, ultra-portable, high speed USB
storage device is the perfect data management system for uploading, downloading, storing and
transferring your data. The compact StoreJet 25 is ideal for carrying your files, folders, documents,
photos, music and videos. In addition, the StoreJet 25 comes with very useful software* that can
increase your mobile productivity. This User’s Manual is designed to help you get the most from
your new device. Please read it in detail before using the StoreJet 25.
Note:
1. The StoreJet 25 comes bundled with Transcend Elite, which enables the StoreJet’s One Touch
Auto-Backup button (available on select StoreJet models only). See the Elite Software User’s
Manual for details. The Transcend Elite software is also available for download at
http://www.transcend-info.com/Support/Software-1/.
2. The StoreJetToolBox only works in Windows—Please see the “Formatting the Hard Drive”
section of this manual for more information. The StoreJetToolBox software is also available for
download at http://www.transcend-info.com/support/cate-4.
3.
To use the Mac OSX Time Machine function, please format the StoreJet drive to HFS+ first —
(see
“Formatting the Hard Drive – Mac OS”)
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Features︱
Advanced internal hard drive suspension system
Extra-large storage capacity
Sleek ultra portable design
Easy Plug and Play operation – no drivers required
USB powered – no external adapter necessary
Power saving sleep mode
One Touch Auto-Backup button (available only on select StoreJet models)
Includes Transcend Elite™ backup and security software
LED power / data transfer activity indicator
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System Requirements︱
Desktop or notebook computer with a working USB port. Needs one of following Operating
Systems:
USB 2.0 Models:
USB 3.0 Models:
•
Windows XP
•
Windows XP
•
Windows Vista
•
Windows Vista
•
•
Windows 7
Windows 7
Windows 8
•
•
•
Linux Kernel 2.6.31+
•
Linux Kernel 2.4.2+
•
Mac OS X 10.5+
• Mac OS 9+
Windows 8
Safety Precautions︱
These usage and safety guidelines are IMPORTANT! Please follow them carefully.
General Use
•
Carefully unpack the contents of the StoreJet 25 package.
•
During operation, avoid exposing your StoreJet 25 to extreme temperatures above 55℃,
or below 5℃.
•
Do not drop your StoreJet 25.
•
Do not allow your StoreJet 25 to come in contact with water or any other liquids.
•
Do not use a damp/wet cloth to wipe or clean the exterior case.
•
Do not store your StoreJet 25 in any of the following environments:
•
o
Directly sunlight
o
Next to an air conditioner, electric heater or other heat sources
o
In a closed car that is in direct sunlight
o
In an area with strong magnetic fields or excessive vibration
If your Windows computer will not boot while StoreJet 25 is connected, please
disconnect the StoreJet 25 to your computer first and connect the StoreJet 25 after
starting Windows. Otherwise, refer to your computer's manual and change the BIOS
settings to instruct the computer to boot from a different device.
Backing up Data
•
Transcend does NOT take any responsibility for data loss, or damage during
operation. If you decide to store data on your StoreJet 25 we strongly advise that you
regularly backup the data to a computer, or other storage medium.
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Transporting
•
Do not pack the StoreJet 25 into luggage without proper padded support. Other items in
your luggage may damage the drive during travel if it does not have proper protection.
•
Avoid squeezing or compressing the StoreJet 25.
•
Do not place objects on top of your StoreJet 25.
Power
•
StoreJet external hard drives are powered directly via your computer’s USB port.
However, some computers may not be able to supply enough power by using just one
USB port. If your StoreJet drive does not function properly, connect both ends of the
USB Y-cable to two USB ports on your computer to ensure the StoreJet drive receives
sufficient power. Please also avoid using a USB HUB when connecting the StoreJet
drive to your computer to avoid the possibility of insufficient power supply.
USB 2.0 Drives: Both ends of
the USB Y-cable should be
connected to provide ample
power to the StoreJet drive
USB 3.0 Drives: The USB
I-cable can provide ample
power to the StoreJet drive
•
Use only the USB cable that came with the StoreJet 25 to connect it to a computer, and
always ensure that the cable you are using is in good condition. NEVER use a cable that
is frayed or damaged.
•
Ensure nothing is resting on the USB cable and that the cable is not located where it can
be tripped over or stepped on.
Reminders
• Always follow the procedures in the “Disconnecting from a Computer” section to
remove the StoreJet from your computer.
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Connecting to a Computer︱
USB Cable
Power
Connector
Micro / Mini
USB Connector
USB 2.0 / 3.0
Connector
USB3.0 Micro B
Type Male
USB3.0 A Type
Male
1. Plug the small end (1) of the USB cable into the StoreJet 25.
2. Plug the large end (2) of your USB cable into any available USB2.0 or USB3.0 port on your
desktop or notebook (compatibility not guaranteed).
NOTE: Some computers may not be able to provide sufficient power by using only
one USB port. If your StoreJet drive does not function well, connect both
ends of the USB Y-cable to your computer to ensure the StoreJet drive
receives sufficient power.
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3. A new Local Disk drive with a newly-assigned drive letter will appear, and a Removable
Hardware icon
will appear on the Windows System Tray.
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Computers running Windows and Mac OS will automatically detect and install the StoreJet 25. To use
USB 3.0, please ensure your computer has all necessary USB 3.0 drivers installed, and make sure you
plug the USB Cable into the correct port on your computer (USB 3.0 ports are usually color-coded to
differentiate them from USB 2.0)
•
Linux users may have to configure the StoreJet 25 manually. To do this, first create a directory for the
StoreJet 25 (Example: mkdir /mnt/storejet). Then, mount the StoreJet 25 (Example: mount –a –t
msdos /dev/sda1 /mnt/Storejet)
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Note: (D:) and (G:) above are example drive letters; the letter in your "My Computer" window may differ
Note: “New Volume” is an example drive. The drive name on your Mac computer may differ
4. Once connected, you can use the StoreJet 25 as an external hard drive to transfer data to and
from your computer. Simply drag and drop files or folders onto the Local Disk, Volume, or
drive letter that represents the StoreJet 25.
NOTE: To ensure Super-Speed USB 3.0 data transfer rates when using your
StoreJet 25, please make sure that your computer has the relevant
drivers and hardware to support USB 3.0. If you are unsure about how
to check this, please consult the user’s manual of your computer,
motherboard, or USB 3.0 interface card for USB 3.0 driver information.
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One Touch Backup︱
︱
(Select StoreJet models only)
To enable the One Touch Auto-Backup button, you must first run the preloaded Transcend Elite
software (located in the Transcend Elite directory of your StoreJet). Once you have successfully
created a Backup Task within Transcend Elite, you can then use the StoreJet’s One Touch
Auto-Backup button to instantly backup and synchronize your data (download the Transcend Elite
User’s Manual at http://www.transcend-info.com/Support/Software-1/ for detailed instructions on how to
use the software).
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Disconnecting from a Computer︱
︱
NEVER disconnect the StoreJet from a Computer when its LED is flashing.
Windows
1. Select the Hardware
icon on the system tray.
2. The Safely Remove Hardware pop-up window will appear. Select it to continue.
3. A window will appear stating, “The ‘USB Mass Storage Device’ device can now be safely
removed from the system.”
WARNING! To prevent data loss, always use this procedure to remove the StoreJet
from Windows®.
Mac OS
Drag and drop the Disk icon that represents your StoreJet 25 into the Trashcan. Then unplug your
StoreJet 25 from the USB port.
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Linux
Execute umount /mnt/Storejet to un-mount the device. Then unplug your StoreJet 25 from the
USB port.
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Formatting the Hard Drive︱
WARNING! Formatting the disk will erase all of the data on your StoreJet 25.
You must have Administrator Rights to format in Windows.
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
1. Download the StoreJetToolBox from Transcend’s online Download Center at
http://www.transcend-info.com/support/cate-4
2. When the download is complete, extract the downloaded ZIP file to your computer’s hard
drive (not the StoreJet 25) and run the StoreJetToolBox.exe application.
3. Plug the StoreJet 25 into an available USB port on a Windows System computer.
4. Unplug all other USB storage devices from your computer. This is to prevent
accidental format of a different USB drive.
5. In the StoreJetToolBox window, click the “Scan Device” button.
6. The program will automatically detect the StoreJet 25 drive.
7. Choose the detected StoreJet 25 and press “StoreJetFormatTool”.
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8. Select a “Drive To Format” and “File System” from the drop-down menus, and then press
“Start”
9. A confirmation window will pop up to warn you that all data on the drive will be erased.
Press “OK” to confirm no data needs to be backed up and start formatting.
10. Format process may take a few minutes. When completed, an “O.K.” message would
appear at lower right side of the window.
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11. Click the “Close” button to finish and exit.
Mac OS
1. Plug the StoreJet 25 into an available USB port on your MAC computer.
2. Unplug all other external storage devices from your computer. This is to prevent
accidental format of a different drive.
3. If a message windows like the one below appears, Click the “Initialize” button. If no message
appears, open “Disk Utility” under “Applications > Utilities “
4. In the Disk Utility window, choose your StoreJet from the list on the left.
5. Select the “Erase” tab.
6. Choose the Volume Format you want (Mac OS Extended (journaled) is recommended).
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7. Input a name for your new drive (otherwise, your drive will be named “Untitled”)
8. Click the “Erase” button in the bottom right corner of the window
9. Click “Erase” again to confirm.
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10. Click the “Close” button to finish and exit.
Linux
1. Plug the StoreJet into an available USB port on your Linux computer.
2. Unplug all other USB storage devices from your computer. This is to prevent
accidental format of a different USB drive.
3. Type fdisk /dev/sda (replace /dev/sda with your actual USB device)
4. Press p
5. Press n
6. Press w
7. Type mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda1
8. Go to /etc/fstab and add: /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdrive auto user,noauto 0 0
9. Type mkdir /mnt/usbdrive
10. Type mount /mnt/usbdrive
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Troubleshooting︱
If a problem occurs with your StoreJet 25, please first check the information listed below before
taking your StoreJet 25 in for repair. If you are unable to remedy a problem after trying the
following suggestions, please consult your dealer, service center, or local Transcend branch office.
We
also
have
FAQ
and
Support
services
on
our
website
at
http://www.transcend-info.com/Support/service.
My operating system cannot detect the StoreJet 25
Check the following:
1. Is your StoreJet 25 properly connected to the USB port? If not, unplug it and plug it in again. If
it is properly connected, try using another available USB port.
2. Are you using the USB cable that came in the StoreJet 25 package? If not, try using the
Transcend USB cable to connect the StoreJet to your computer.
3. A single USB port may not provide enough power for the StoreJet to function. Please connect
both large ends of USB Y-cable to your computer. This will provide the additional power
necessary to run the drive.
As for USB2.0 products, the USB Y-cable’s Power
Connector provides additional power for the
StoreJet , and should always be connected.
As for USB3.0 products, please use this USB I-Cable
to ensure ample power to the StoreJet.
4. Is your StoreJet 25 connected to a Mac Keyboard? If so, unplug it and plug it into an available
USB port on your Mac desktop computer.
5. Is the USB port enabled? If not, refer to the user’s manual of your computer (or motherboard)
to enable it.
6. Avoid connecting the StoreJet 25 through a USB hub.
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The StoreJet 25 does not power on
Check the following:
1. A single USB port may not provide enough power for the StoreJet 25 to function. Please
connect both rectangular ends of USB Y-cable to your computer.
2. Ensure that the StoreJet 25 is properly connected to the USB port(s) on your computer.
3. Ensure that the USB port is working properly. If not, try using an alternate USB port.
I installed an OS onto the StoreJet 25. Why can’t I boot from it?
Current USB 3.0 host devices do not support operating system boot up.
I cannot copy large files to the StoreJet 25
1. Is there enough available disk space?
2. Is the file larger than 4GB? If so, please see below:
If the StoreJet 35T file system is formatted to the FAT32 file system, it can be recognized on most
types of computers, game consoles and media playback devices. However, the FAT32 file system
does not support large files that exceed 4GB in size. If you plan to store large files that are larger
than 4GB, you will need to convert the drive to a different file system such as NTFS. Please see
the “Formatting the Hard Drive” section of this manual for instructions on how to re-format the
StoreJet 25.
I’m having problems with the StoreJet 25 on my Mac
If you previously formatted your StoreJet in Windows, it is most likely formatted with the Windows
NTFS file system, which may not be 100% compatible with Mac OS. To store and backup data on
your Mac please follow the instructions on formatting to convert the drive to Mac OS file system. If
you plan to regularly use the drive with both Windows and Mac computers, we recommend
formatting the drive to the FAT32 file system. Keep in mind that formatting the drive will erase
all existing data on the drive.
Note: To keep existing data, you will need to use a Windows or Mac computer that can
detect the StoreJet drive to make a backup copy of all essential files.
I cannot detect the StoreJet 25 in Linux
If you previously formatted the StoreJet 25 a Windows or Mac computer, it is most likely formatted
with a file system that is not compatible with Linux. To solve this problem, please follow the
instructions on formatting the StoreJet 25 in Linux. However, please be aware that formatting the
drive will erase all existing data on the drive.
Note: To keep existing data, you will need to use a Windows or Mac computer that can
detect the StoreJet drive to make a backup copy of all essential files.
Some of my photos, MP3 music files or documents are missing or deleted. Is there
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any way to recover them?
If you accidentally formatted your drive or deleted folders that contained important data,
Transcend now offers an easy way to recover certain types of files. Transcend’s exclusive
RecoveRx™ software searches deep within your storage device to bring back lost photos of
virtually any format, and can also recover various types of multimedia files and documents. Visit
http://www.transcend-info.com/Support/Software-4/ for more information or to download your free
copy of RecoveRx.
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Specifications︱
Storage Media
2.5-inch SATA Hard Disk Drive
Power Supply
5V DC supplied from the USB port(s)
Connection Interface
USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
Operating Temperature
5℃ (41℉) to 55℃ (131℉)
Certificates
CE, FCC, BSMI
Warranty
Three-year Limited
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Recycling & Environmental Considerations︱
︱
Recycling the Product (WEEE): Your product is designed and manufactured with high quality
materials and components, which can be recycled and reused. When you see the crossed-out
wheel bin symbol attached to a product, it means the product is covered by the European Directive
2002/96/EC:
Never dispose of your product with other household waste. Please inform yourself about the local
rules on the separate collection of electrical and electronic products. The correct disposal of your
old product helps prevent potential negative consequences on the environment and human health.
Battery Disposal: Your product contains a built-in rechargeable battery covered by the European
Directive 2006/66/EC, which cannot be disposed of with normal household waste.
Please inform yourself about the local rules on separate collection of batteries. The correct disposal
of batteries helps prevent potentially negative consequences on the environment and human
health.
For products with non-exchangeable built in batteries: The removal of (or the attempt to remove) the
battery invalidates the warranty. This procedure is only to be performed at the end of the product’s
life.
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Three-year Limited Warranty︱
This product is covered by a Three-year Limited Warranty. Should your product fail under normal use within
three years from the original purchase date, Transcend will provide warranty service pursuant to the terms
of the Transcend Warranty Policy. Proof of the original purchase date is required for warranty service.
Transcend will inspect the product and in its sole discretion repair or replace it with a refurbished product or
functional equivalent. Under special circumstances, Transcend may refund or credit the current value of the
product at the time the warranty claim is made. The decision made by Transcend shall be final and binding
upon you. Transcend may refuse to provide inspection, repair or replacement service for products that are
out of warranty, and will charge fees if these services are provided for out-of-warranty products.
Limitations
Any software or digital content included with this product in disc, downloadable, or preloaded form, is not
covered under this Warranty. This Warranty does not apply to any Transcend product failure caused by
accident, abuse, mishandling or improper usage (including use contrary to the product description or
instructions, outside the scope of the product’s intended use, or for tooling or testing purposes), alteration,
abnormal mechanical or environmental conditions (including prolonged exposure to humidity), acts of
nature, improper installation (including connection to incompatible equipment), or problems with electrical
power (including undervoltage, overvoltage, or power supply instability). In addition, damage or alteration of
warranty, quality or authenticity stickers, and/or product serial or electronic numbers, unauthorized repair or
modification, or any physical damage to the product or evidence of opening or tampering with the product
casing will also void this Warranty. This Warranty shall not apply to transferees of Transcend products
and/or anyone who stands to profit from this Warranty without Transcend’s prior written authorization. This
Warranty only applies to the product itself, and excludes integrated LCD panels, rechargeable batteries, and
all product accessories (such as card adapters, cables, earphones, power adapters, and remote controls).
Transcend Warranty Policy
Please visit www.transcend-info.com/warranty to view the Transcend Warranty Policy. By using the
product, you agree that you accept the terms of the Transcend Warranty Policy, which may be amended
from time to time.
Online registration
To expedite warranty service, please access http://www.transcend-info.com/Support/registration to
register your Transcend product within 30 days of the purchase date.
Transcend Information, Inc.
www.transcend-info.com
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