The Seagate Backup Plus 1TB hard drive stole the Best Performance title from the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 ITB by just a single point. The drive performs just a few megabytes faster than the Transcend StoreJet.
The drive looks good and is encased in a scratch resistant plastic shell with a brush finished surface that will keep it safe from damage and scratches. The drive has a detachable USB 3.0 connector, which separates the interface from the main internal hard drive. The Backup Plus can be used on a desktop dock compatible with Seagate drives.
The interface is upgradable with optional adapters that are sold separately. Mac users can opt for a FireWire 800 adapter or a Thunderbolt adapter for even higher speeds. The drive does not feature a physical backup button, but does bundle along a backup and encryption suite. The software included with the drive, the Seagate Dashboard Agent, is pretty powerful and very easy to use and is available for Windows and Mac users.
If you are looking for blazing fast speeds for data transfer rates with interchangeable interface between USB 3.0 for Windows and FireWire or Thunderbolt for Mac, the Seagate Backup Plus is a good option. But if you want better features, a rugged shell and a lower priced drive with the same capacity the StoreJet 25M3 1 TB from Transcend is a better deal. All you would sacrifice are the interchangeable adapters and a bit of performance, but you will gain much more in terms of a physical backup button, a shock proof and slip resistant body, and definitely a good price.