Sunday, August 5th 2012

Transcend Adds SSD320 to Its SATA III 6Gb/s SSD Lineup

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the arrival of its new 2.5” SATA III 6Gb/s SSD320 solid state drive (SSD) – a welcome addition to Transcend`s successful and ever-growing line of SSDs. With impressive transfer rates and excellent long-term reliability, users upgrading their existing computer with an SSD320 are guaranteed to get the best performance results at an astonishingly affordable price.

Amazing cost/performance value
Featuring the latest SATA III 6Gb/s interface and second generation SandForce SF-2281 controller, Transcend`s SSD320 targets users looking to upgrade to the superior performance and reliability of solid-state technology at a competitive price. The SSD320 provides ultra-fast sequential read/write speeds of up to 560MB/530MB per second and maximum 4k random file writes of 87,000 IOPS, allowing budget-conscious computer enthusiasts and gamers to take their system to the next level. Moreover, built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) and wear-leveling technology ensure reliable data transfer and overall system integrity.

Superior upgrade option
Dedicated to fulfilling increasing consumer demand for high-quality SSDs, the SSD320 joins the SSD720 in Transcend’s SATA III 6Gb/s SSD series. With up to 560MB/s sequential transfer speeds and up to 93,000 IOPS 4k random file writes, the SATA III 6Gb/s SSD720 delivers incredibly short load times and near instant response for heavy graphics and multimedia applications. Due to their industry-standard 2.5" form factor and super slim thickness of just 7mm, Transcend`s SSD320 and SSD720 allow straightforward user installation in notebook computers, mainstream PCs, and today’s high-end Ultrabooks.

Exclusive SSD Scope software
Available to download and work with the SSD320 and SSD720, the advanced SSD Scope software application brings together the latest technology for determining the condition and optimizing performance of the SSD into a single user-friendly tool. SSD Scope also includes a System Clone utility that copies the content from the currently installed hard drive onto the new SSD in just a few easy steps. Additionally, Transcend 2.5” SATA III 6Gb/s SSDs come bundled with a handy 3.5” mounting bracket to help make upgrading desktop PCs easier than ever.

The SSD320 is offered in 64GB (US$79 MSRP), 128GB (US$129 MSRP), and 256GB (US$229 MSRP) capacities, with the SSD720 available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB versions. Especially significant for larger models, Transcend SSDs provide 7% extra storage space when compared to most other SandForce Driven SSDs currently on the market which use the 60/120/240/480 capacity points.
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