managing photos and videos on the iPhone or iPad has never been so easy

The possibility of increasing The internal memory of both the iPhone and iPad has always been one of the main struggles between users. Some argued that it was more than enough with the internal space and others have always missed the possibility of using external elements.

Now, along with the claim of those customers who needed external elements with which to dump their data – especially photographs, videos, documents, PDF, etc. – were born a large family of external storage compatible with both the iPhone and iPad . And Transcend is one of the companies that bet more on these solutions. Over the past few weeks we have been able to try one of these products. More specifically the model Transcend JetDrive Go 500S with a storage capacity of 64 GB. And then we leave you with our impressions.

Design: one of lime and one of sand

When we received the package that contained this Transcend JetDrive Go 500S we thought it was somewhat larger in size. And is that the pendrive could travel perfectly in a purse. It is small, yes, and this will make it easier to connect it to Apple computers and that it does not stand out too much. Now, it is also true that either you have it controlled at all times or it is easy to get lost in any bad movement and never hear from it again.

Therefore, what we advise you if you do with this Transcend JetDrive Go 500S is that Once you finish using it with the iPhone or iPad, save it directly in the pants pocket. Or, better yet, in the purse.

JetDrive Go 500S needs an application to work, but you'll have it all

How well you can see in the subtitle, The Transcend pendrive needs its own application to work on the iPhone or iPad —On the computer you only have to connect it to the USB port and start to dump all the videos, photos or documents. The application is in the App Store itself. Although, the first time you connect the JetDrive Go 500S to the iOS device, you will get a message alerting you to download this app.

Once downloaded and installed on your iPhone or iPad, everything will be shot. It may seem like a nuisance to have to manage all your data from a third-party app. But believe me it's all much easier and you won't need anything outside of it. That is, from it, in addition to being able to manage how you want the storage space of the JetDrive Go 500S, it also includes an image viewer, one of documents – you can read and consult your PDFs, for example -, as well as a video player . We tested it with MKV videos and played it without problems; No conversions which is the most important. The Transcend JetDrive Go 500S is plug and play.

Take photos, Record videos, Backups and more

This Transcend JetDrive Go 500S – our unit is 64 GB, although you also have it 32 and 128 GB – it is an off-road device and is prepared for hard work. We explain: the first thing that its transmission speed per lightning port is 20 MB / s, while using The USB 3.1 port can reach up to 130 MB / s, here it will always depend on our equipment and configuration. That said, we have used a MacBook Air mid 2011 and an iPhone 7 Plus. And the broadcasts have always been at a good pace.

Having said that, loading information the JetDrive Go 500S is a very fast action. And to be able to enjoy all this is also fast: enter the different sections and select what we want to do. The Transcend app divides it into three categories: JetDrive Go, Backup and Take photo / video.

In the first of them we will access what we have stored inside the pendrive, giving the same profile: image, video, document, etc. In the second option we will access the backup copies we have made. In this section we can choose between making a backup of our photos, videos or contacts. It also offers us the possibility of making a copy of the photos that we have stored in iCloud, as well as choosing between several destinations in the cloud. And here we were surprised that this JetDrive Go 500 also works with Instagram.

Finally, the option of taking videos or photographs is also a way to save time. In addition, it is one of the reasons why this external Transcend storage is so small: If you take photos or videos from the JetDrive Go 500 app, they will be automatically saved inside the USB memory.

Editor's Opinion

The truth is that this Transcend JetDrive Go 500S can be The perfect companion for all those who use their iPhone or iPad as an operations center and they must carry a multitude of files. It can be perfectly focused for users who need a huge amount of manuals or PDF documents, as well as all those who usually travel a lot and want to always have at hand a good library of movies or series to get hold of at the moment.

Also, the size of the Transcend JetDrive Go 500S seems rather small, but it should also be recognized that when we use it connected to the iOS device it is a success.

Finally, we liked that the application – here the download link – is so complete; so intuitive and allows you to view all types of files without having to resort to a third-party app. That is, it will help you not to waste time: Do you want to play a video? It will. Do you want to read a PDF document? It will. Do you want to enjoy the photographs you have taken during your excursion today? It will. It's that simple. And when a product is simple to handle and works perfectly, they always have that plus that makes it flashy. In addition, its price is not exorbitant. On Amazon you can find it for 60 euros – always talking about the 64 GB version.

  • Editor rating
  • 4.5 star rating

€ 60

Pros and Cons of Transcend JetDrive Go 500


  • Good transmission speed
  • Easy drive
  • Download Instagram photos
  • App to manage free content
  • Includes port protectors
  • Allows viewing content directly from the app: videos, photos and documents
  • Compatible with devices with iOS 9.0 and later

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