Monday, June 10th 2013

Transcend Announces SSD740 Series

Transcend Information, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, today announced the addition of the SSD740 2.5" SATA III 6Gb/s solid state drive (SSD) to its industrial SSD product line. Combining cutting-edge SATA III technology with a number of performance and reliability features, the SSD740 is the ultimate SSD upgrade solution - especially for devices equipped with modern processors running more advanced operating systems, such as Ultrabooks, Industrial PCs and notebooks, gaming systems, and handheld appliances.

Transcend's SSD740 SSD takes advantage of the next-generation SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, DDR3 DRAM cache, and an advanced JMicron JMF667H controller to achieve extremely fast transfer speeds of up to 530 MB/s read and 470 MB/s write. Essential for handling incompressible data, such as videos, music, and images, the SSD740 also delivers impressive 4K random read/write speeds of up to 283/267 MB per second. Full support of the TRIM command, which automatically removes deleted data permanently, and Native Command Queuing (NCQ), which optimizes the order in which received read and write commands are executed, allow the SSD740 to sustain an incredibly high level of performance while enhancing SSD durability and efficiency.
High-End Applications
In addition to delivering significantly improved performance compared to standard rotating hard drives, the SSD740 measures just 7mm wide and weighs a mere 52g, offering excellent design flexibility and lightweight benefits to manufacturers of small form-factor devices. It uses the same connector found on 2.5" SATA hard drives and is backwards compatible with the SATA II/I (3Gbps/1.5Gbps) interface, allowing older systems to profit from superior performance. Moreover, with no moving part inside, the SSD740 provides portable device users with cool, silent operation and excellent shock and vibration resistance.

SATA DevSleep Support
To maximize mobile device battery life and enhance ease of use, the SSD740 supports the new SATA Device Sleep (DevSleep) feature. Developed by the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO), "DevSleep defines the lowest power state for SATA technology, allowing the PHY and other circuitry to be completely powered off, unlike existing partial/slumber states, which require a partially powered PHY." Basically, in contrast to reduced power states such as standby mode, DevSleep-compatible portable devices conserve more power by shutting down the SATA interface completely and yet are able to resume working immediately when required.

Built-In Reliability
To further increase the lifespan of the SSD, built-in wear-leveling and Error Correction Code (ECC) ensure reliable data transfer, while full support of the S.M.A.R.T. command helps detect possible hard drive failures before they occur. Transcend's SATA III 6 Gb/s SSD740 SSD is available in 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB capacities.

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3 Comments on Transcend Announces SSD740 Series

Nothing special here. The SSD makers have run out of marketing hype so they pretend to be offering something new of value.
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Nothing special here. The SSD makers have run out of marketing hype so they pretend to be offering something new of value.
SATA is the limiting factor here. You just physically cannot go beyond 550 MB/s for read/writes. Until a new solution for the interface will become available, all new release will appear flat and boring. From ALL companies...
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WOW, Bah Humbugs,eh?

Sure, there is a wall, it's a wall that is pretty damn fast.

It has a lot more to do with the way these SSD's get to that wall and the reliablity of them.

There are a bunch of very good SSD's out there but for me, Kingston. Price point to top of the line offers from Kingston are, argueably, the best performers and have a competitive price.

What is not exciting about that? :shadedshu

No, I do not work for them. I have been reading up some SSD reviews, because of an impending purchase. IMHO, Kingston has the most bang for the buck.

4 cents.
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