Monday, February 2nd 2009

Transcend Introduces 192GB High-Speed 2.5 inch SATA II SSD

Transcend Information Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of memory products, is proud to release its all-new 192GB high speed 2.5-inch Solid State Drive (SSD). This SSD is made of reliable NAND flash memory that contains no moving parts, and therefore is not susceptible to mechanical failure resulting from vibration, shock or heat. Featuring a powerful new controller, Transcend’s MLC-equipped 192GB SSD far outpaces standard 2.5" hard drives, delivering exceptional sustained read/write speeds of up to 150MB / 90MB per second to guarantee fast throughput regardless of file size. With these high-speed transfer rates and virtually non-existent (0.2ms) latency, an SSD-equipped computer boots-up faster, games run more smoothly, and overall system responsiveness is improved. Moreover, this SSD’s industry-standard SATA II interface and 2.5" form factor allow easy and straightforward user installation in most notebook computers and mainstream PCs just like regular hard drives.

Transcend’s high-capacity 192GB Solid State Drive is silent and power-saving, making it an ideal upgrade for notebook computers. It also features integrated ECC (Error Correction Code) to ensure accurate data transfer, as well as built-in wear leveling technology that guarantees ultra-long storage lifespan and long-term reliability. Transcend’s 2.5" Solid State Drives are available in capacities ranging from 8GB to 192GB with SATA II or IDE interfaces, and are all backed by a two-year warranty and the support of a comprehensive global service network.Source: Transcend
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14 Comments on Transcend Introduces 192GB High-Speed 2.5 inch SATA II SSD

#1
chaotic_uk
biggest problem with SSD's is the price tbh
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#2
MopeyMartian
But that will go down in no time. I wouldn't be surprised if prices are reasonable by the end of the summer.
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#3
buggalugs
Ya so many brands on the market now they should be cheap enough soon.
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#4
hat
Maximum Overclocker
I want one... I'd probably end up keeping my 500gb mechanical for storage though.
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#5
Weer
I wish SSD manufacturers would understand that people are simply not going to buy SSD's above 64-128GB, because SSD's are yet too expensive to buy for the purpose of storage, but rather only for the OS and programs. They should be making the fastest 64GB SSD's they possibly can, and working only on them. Heck, even when I can get a 1TB SSD for under 200$, I would be able to get a 5TB HDD for the same price. And I'd rather have a 10TB RAID 0 array. SSD's, in my opinion are not useful for storage and are a complete waste for such thing.
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#6
slyfox2151
TBH id be happy with a 16 - 32 GB SSD, wish they were sub 130 here in Aust
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DonInKansas
by: Weer
I wish SSD manufacturers would understand that people are simply not going to buy SSD's above 64-128GB, because SSD's are yet too expensive to buy for the purpose of storage, but rather only for the OS and programs. They should be making the fastest 64GB SSD's they possibly can, and working only on them. Heck, even when I can get a 1TB SSD for under 200$, I would be able to get a 5TB HDD for the same price. And I'd rather have a 10TB RAID 0 array. SSD's, in my opinion are not useful for storage and are a complete waste for such thing.
But the faster the larger storage SSDs come out, the faster the price will drop on the smaller sized ones. Once the technology matures, these will also be 10x more reliable than regular HDDS due to the lack of moving parts. People will pay for that reliability, especially with irreplacable data.
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Weer
by: DonInKansas
But the faster the larger storage SSDs come out, the faster the price will drop on the smaller sized ones. Once the technology matures, these will also be 10x more reliable than regular HDDS due to the lack of moving parts. People will pay for that reliability, especially with irreplacable data.
Yes, but the 64GB SSD's are already affordable. Unless they make them more expensive, there is really no need for any more products in the market. But, if the rules go straight as they always do, and for a price drop, a superior product must be created, then they shouldn't make 128GB+ SSD's, but rather faster 64GB SSD's.

And people are really not going to care about reliability. Not the average consumer and definitely not us enthusiasts. I want more space, more speed and I don't care about seek time, when it comes to my massive storage drives. I'm waiting for a 50TB HDD that I can raid up.
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#9
Assimilator
I'm impressed by the capacity, but not by the fact that it uses MLC chips.
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#10
hat
Maximum Overclocker
I need more than 64GB. If I got a SSD it would be for my system drive for sure. Vista eats a lot of space on it's own, and with all my games installed, my system drive is already at ~70GB full. My system/gaming drive is actually filled more than my storage drive with all my movies/music etc on it.
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Weer
by: hat
I need more than 64GB. If I got a SSD it would be for my system drive for sure. Vista eats a lot of space on it's own, and with all my games installed, my system drive is already at ~70GB full. My system/gaming drive is actually filled more than my storage drive with all my movies/music etc on it.
No, no. The SSD is only for the OS. You get a separate HDD RAID 0 array for games, since they require bandwidth, not seek time, for better loading times. Then another 1TB+ for your media.
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#12
MopeyMartian
by: Weer
And people are really not going to care about reliability. Not the average consumer and definitely not us enthusiasts.
You're right, nobody cares about reliability. Cause when you can't afford more than 1 hard drive and after 2 months it crashes and all of your photos, music, movies, essays, & bookmarks are lost it's no big deal. :banghead:

The average consumer doesn't even know the first thing about backing up their data. If you sell a product that either works or doesn't reliability is of the utmost importance.
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#13
Mussels
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by: slyfox2151
TBH id be happy with a 16 - 32 GB SSD, wish they were sub 130 here in Aust
you can get the OCZ core 2 30GB for about $140 online if you look, in Au.

What most people want is 32GB (OS drive only, media PC/netbox) or 256GB (OS+games)

Once they get below $3au per GB, they'll start selling - and sales will only go up, as prices drop.
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#14
J-Man
by: chaotic_uk
biggest problem with SSD's is the price tbh
You are very correct.
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