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Portable Storage for Mac

StoreJet® 500 Portable SSD

Introducing Transcend's StoreJet® for Mac® SJM500 Portable Solid State Drive for your Mac. Besides offering immense storage space, the SJM500 is also equipped with Thunderbolt™ and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interfaces, offering unmatched transfer rates to boost your productivity. And, a sturdy metallic design complements your Mac with a sleek and elegant look.


Thunderbolt interface for Lightning-fast speeds

With advanced Thunderbolt technology that provides two channels on the same connector, the SJM500 portable SSD can transmit and receive at the same time, and delivers unparalleled transfer rates of up to 10 Gb/s*. The SJM500 is also equipped with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port with UASP support, providing 10 times the bandwidth of USB 2.0. Additionally, a Thunderbolt port can daisy-chain up to 6 Thunderbolt devices** without losing throughput and transfer rates.

*Maximum interface transfer rates shown. Performance varies by capacity, user hardware, and system configuration.
**As the SJM500 does not have a Thunderbolt pass-through port, it must be the last device on a daisy-chain.

Craving more space? Here you go.

Connect the SJM500 portable SSD and and instantly expand your Mac's storage space. The SJM500 is offered in capacities ranging from 256GB to 1TB.

Convenient, sturdy, elegant design.

The SJM500 SSD is natively formatted in HFS+ for your Mac and fully supports Time Machine®. The SJM500 can withstand 5 times greater shock than normal hard drives, giving your data comprehensive protection. Moreover, its high-quality metallic design complements your Mac with a sleek and elegant look.

Transcend Elite software

Transcend Elite includes user-friendly applications that help you manage data and boost productivity. With Elite, your Transcend storage device keeps important files organized, protected, and up-to-date.

Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables included.

All necessary cables, including a Thunderbolt and a USB 3.0 cable, are included. Just plug and play.

Everything you need.

The package includes:

  • SJM500 Portable Solid State Drive
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Travel Pouch
  • Warranty Card

Note: Mac and Time Machine are trademarks of Apple Inc. Thunderbolt is the trademark of Intel Inc.

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Dimensions 121.2mm x 75.2mm x 13.5mm (4.77" x 2.96" x 0.53")
Weight 136 g (4.80 oz)
Operation Voltage Thunderbolt 15V / USB 5V
Operating Temperature 5°C (41°F)~55°C (131°F)
Storage Media SATA SSD
Transfer Rates Up to 440MB/s read speed*
*Performance varies by capacity, user hardware and system configuration.
Certificates CE, FCC, BSMI
Connection Interface Thunderbolt / USB 3.0
Note For use on non-Apple computers (Windows PCs), please reformat the drive in FAT32, exFAT or NTFS.
Warranty Three-year Limited Warranty

Please access here for more information about the Transcend Warranty Policy.
System Requirements Desktop or notebook computer with USB port (USB3.0 port needed for
USB3.0 performance) or Thunderbolt interface with one of the following
Operating Systems:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or later
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later



Taiwan Excellence


United States

PCM Best Performance 2014

Hong Kong

Recommendation Award

Order Information

  • TS256GSJM500
  • TS512GSJM500
  • TS1TSJM500