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Transcend Introduces 128GB High-Speed 2.5 inch SSD

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Transcend Information Inc. (Transcend), the world’s leading manufacturer of memory products, is proud to release its all-new 128GB high speed 2.5-inch Solid State Disk (SSD). SSDs are made of reliable NAND flash memory that contains no moving parts, and therefore are not susceptible to mechanical failure resulting from vibration, shock or heat. Featuring a powerful new controller, Transcend’s MLC-equipped 128GB SSD far outpaces standard 2.5” hard drives, delivering exceptional sustained read/write speeds of up to 145MB / 92MB per second to guarantee fast throughput regardless of file size. With these high-speed transfer rates and virtually non-existent (0.2ms) latency, software applications and games open faster and run more smoothly, improving overall system responsiveness. 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.

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    Transcend’s 128GB Solid State Disk’s integrated ECC (Error Correction Code) ensures highly reliable data transfer and increases system integrity. Its built-in wear leveling technology also guarantees ultra-long storage lifespan and data-retention durability for prolonged use. Transcend’s 2.5” Solid State Disks are available in capacities ranging from 8GB to 128GB in SATA-II and IDE versions, and are all backed by a two-year warranty along with the support of a global service network.

    Source: Transcend
  2. lemonadesoda

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    Good speeds there. Looks like a competitive product.

    IMO, SSDs are a great way of giving legacy devices a longer life through either:

    1./ Extra speed
    2./ Lower power
    3./ Larger capacity

    It's a shame then that the IDE SSDs are such awful performers and on the older flash technology. When will a manu. give us a decent IDE SSD? I've got a few machines I'd consider updating...
  3. mechtech

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    Nice to see more ssd's becoming more popular and available, although I think it will be awhile yet before they will be able to compete price/performance/capacity/warranty with the run of the mill hdd, which have been making good performance increases lately also.

    How many read/write cycles are these drives rated for??
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  4. PCpraiser100 New Member

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    Nice specs, should be a superb product for the workstation mobile users if the SSD is under $300.
  5. btarunr

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    Aren't those [company rated] speeds epic, by standards of a MLC (multi-level cell) SSD?
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    yeah they are.

    and why do people forget the #1 awesome of SSD's? NO NOISE!
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    Price/GB still sucks, then there is the long term reliability of these drives especially for constant read/writes 24/7 non stop.

    Give me a FAST 500GB SSD drive with a 5 year warranty for under £100 then I'll consider buying one.

    The mediocre 2 year warranty on these SSD drives tells me the actual MTBF is pretty low.
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    Even if you got the green to buy such an SSD, I would recommend you not to do that right now. Don't forget, there is still a race going on between companies over who has the best SSD so once you buy an SSD now there will be a better one around the corner.
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    i like to got an ssd drive but it still expensive
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    I will wait until they are much much cheaper and larger ,i also expect any HD i buy to last me at least 3 or 4 yrs as a minimum before i have to replace it ,something i cannot see current SSD's doing tbh.
    I've yet to have a USB flash drive last longer than 12 months

    Maybe in 12 mnths or so they might be worth considering.
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    Nice. It's so odd to hear the drive in my Zune. You can feel it seek when you hold it too, if you fast forward through video. I wonder if I can crack the case and replace it's drive with this one.
  12. lemonadesoda

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    ^^NO. You have a 1.8" drive not a 2.5" drive in there.

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