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Transcend 25CK3 SSD/HDD Enclosure Review
« on: February 12, 2018, 08:47:40 AM »

We’re back here today with another review for Transcend, and this time it’s another storage solution designed to cater to your extra SSDs/HDDs that you have lying around or you plan on using as a backup storage device. Meet the Transcend 25CK3, a 2.5-inch SSD/HDD enclosure kit that pretty much intends to do what it says.


Dimensions                   129.5mm x 80.8mm x 18.8mm
Weight                          108 g (3.8 oz)
SATA Interface               SATA III 6Gb/s
Connector Interface        USB 3.1 Gen 1 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
Operating Voltage           DC 5V
Operating Temperature    0°C (32°F) to 70°C (158°F)
Certificates                     CE, FCC, BSMI
Warranty                        Two-year Limited Warranty

                                     Please access here for more information about the Transcend Warranty Policy.

Note                              The enclosure is suitable for 2.5 inch HDD or SSD up to 9.5 mm in height.

Package Contents           StoreJet 25CK3 enclosure, USB cable, 7mm to 9.5mm spacer,
                                    PH1 screwdriver, M2 mounting screws

Price                             ~$27


Okay, let’s get started here. The Transcend 25CK3 ships similarly to how the company delivers its products. A compact box with its black and red theme, with a clear cut space to give you a full view of the actual product from time to time, and printed around the box are features and specifications to give you more info about it.

Transcend ships the 25KC3 as a complete kit – you’ll get everything you’ll need to get yourself kickstarted with an enclosure. There’s the 25KC3 itself, a screwdriver, screws, and some paperwork for manual, warranty info, and couple of other things for Transcend’s products.


Transcend built the 25KC3 to be rugged. After inserting an HDD/SDD into the enclosure, it will also be getting further protection by a rubber jacket. It’s definitely rugged. And while light enough as it is, it doesn’t feel flimsy at all.

Moving forward, there’s a one-touch button backup on the 25CK3 to help you back up all files with the help of the Transcend Elite software. The microUSB 3 port on the other hand is located at the top of the 25CK3,

Installation is also pretty much straightforward. The first thing you’ll need to do is disassemble the 25CK3, and then insert an HDD/SSD into an inner shock absorber for internal protection, then from there the 25CK3 itself. Screw it, then insert the rubber jacket for further protection, and there you have it.



Motherboard             ECS Z270H4-I
CPU                         Intel Core i5 6500
GPU                         ZOTAC GTX 1060 6GB AMP
RAM                        ADATA 8GB DDR4 2133MHz
Storage                   128 GB HyperX Fury SSD + Seagate BarraCuda 4TB + 2TB
                              Western Digital Green HDD + Transcend 25CK3 Enclosure
                              (ADATA SU650 240GB SSD)
PSU                        Corsair VS450
Case                       Deepcool Tesseract
OS                          Windows 10 Pro N
Display                    BenQ GW2270H

Performance will relatively depend on the drive you’re using, and in this case we’ll be using ADATA’s SU650 240GB SSD and see how it goes from here. Check the results below:

ATTO Disk Benchmark

ATTO Disk Benchmark is an industry leading benchmark that help measure performance of system storage such as hard drives, solid state drives, RAID arrays, and so forth.


It’s apt for Transcend to design the 25CK3 with durability in mind. External hard drives are, more often than not, bought in mind to be moved around. And what better way to do it than to keep it safe? That’s where the 25CK3 delivers. You’ll get a rugged external hard drive enclosure to keep your storage protected from moving around. And while one-touch backup is a singular added feature in its purpose, it does what it needs to do. Simply put, if you need an enclosure to reuse your old HDD/SDD, the Transcend 25CK3 is definitely one of the best options you can get right now for $27.