Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in memory and storage products, today announced a new addition to its SSD family, the SSD18C3 Portable Solid State Drive. The new portable SSD combines the benefits of USB 3.0 with all the performance and durability advantages of solid-state technology, providing unparalleled speed and stability that conventional portable hard drives cannot compete with. Turbo Mode: Data transfer rates up to 260 MB/s The new USB 3.0 SSD18C3 is a true Solid State Drive, based on high quality NAND flash memory. It includes an innovative device driver engineered to dramatically enhance USB transfer speeds. Once installed, the SSD will switch into Turbo mode, boosting data transfer speeds up to an incredible 260 MB/s when connected to a USB 3.0 port. This exceptional performance makes the SSD an ideal storage solution for read-intensive applications; even an entire DVD movie takes a mere 15 seconds to process. Also compatible with USB 2.0, the SSD18C3 ensures that users will be able to transfer files on computers not yet equipped with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port. Extra durable with rubberized exterior Due to the absence of moving parts, the SSD18C3’s internal SSD runs silent and cool, and can withstand excessive shock or vibration. To add more durability, the SSD is housed in a vibration-absorbing and slip-resistant silicone outer shell. Its robust housing and shockproof storage technology make the SSD18C3 perfect for users who need high performance on the go, without having to worry about accidental impact damage. Aabout the size of a deck of pokerbout the size of a deck of poker playing cards, the SSD18C3 is ultra light and easy to carry. One Touch auto-backup & JetFlash Elite software The SSD18C3 offers an array of state-of-the-art features, including an extremely convenient One Touch auto-backup button. The One Touch backup system, which can be enabled with the preloaded Backup Manager software, allows users to instantly backup and synchronize their data with one easy button press. Users can also download Transcend’s exclusive JetFlash Elite data management tools to help them use their SSD more productively, such as for automatic website authentication, or checking non web-based email accounts remotely just by plugging the SSD into any computer with Internet access. Transcend’s new SSD18C3 Solid State Drive is now available for a suggested price of US $224 for the 64 GB model and US $448 for the 128 GB model.