Friday, June 13th 2014

Transcend Launches the MTS Series M.2 Solid State Drives

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, today announced the launch of its SATA III 6 Gb/s MTS series of M.2 SSDs. Featuring high capacities of up to 512 GB, ultra compact dimensions, and a next generation SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, Transcend's MTS400/600/800 M.2 SSDs are best suited to address the strict size limitations and high performance needs of today's advanced portable devices.

Higher Capacities
The MTS series of M.2 SSDs includes three space-saving M.2 form factors (Type 2242, 2260 and 2280) for MTS400, MTS600 and MTS800 (42/60/80mmx22mmx3.5mm). The series is designed to meet future market demands of ultra-thin and light mobile devices that require an SSD, including Ultrabooks, notebooks, tablets, portable gaming systems, and smartphones.

As the needs for memory space have increased, the MTS series features outstanding storage capacity: MTS400 offering up to 256 GB and MTS600/800 offering up to 512 GB. The series boasts the latest SATA III 6 Gb/s specification, a powerful Transcend TS6500 controller, a DDR3 DRAM cache, and is comprised of high-quality MLC NAND Flash chips. With exceptional transfer speeds of up to 560 MB/s read and 310 MB/s write, the MTS series of M.2 SSDs can easily handle everyday computing tasks as well as demanding multimedia applications.

DevSleep and ISRT
The MTS series of M.2 SSDs offers full support of SATA Device Sleep Mode (DevSleep) and Intel Smart Response Technology (ISRT). Portable computer users often make use of low power states such as standby to avoid having to wait for the operating system to boot back up. However, this comes at the expense of battery life. DevSleep allows compatible mobile devices to completely power off the SATA interface when not in use while maintaining a fast response time of less than 20 ms, offering instant-on capabilities akin to a smartphone. With ISRT, users can configure their computer system with an SSD used as cache memory between the hard disk drive and system memory. This provides the advantage of having a hard disk drive for maximum storage capacity while delivering an SSD-like overall system performance experience.

Continued Reliable Performance
Despite their extra-small dimensions, Transcend's M.2 SSDs come equipped with advanced features such as TRIM and NCQ support, built-in ECC, wear leveling and intelligent block management. The series supports enhanced S.M.A.R.T. commands, power shield mechanism, and excellent shock resistance, providing exceptional long-term reliability and data protection.

Pricing and Warranty
Transcend's MTS400/600/800 models are available in 32 GB ($39), 64 GB ($59), 128 GB ($99) and 256 GB ($169) while MTS600/800 models are also available in 512 GB ($319) capacities. The MTS series of M.2 SSDs are fully tested for compatibility and reliability, and carry Transcend's Three-year Limited Warranty.
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