Transcend unveils its latest line-up of solid state drives (SSDs) in India. The company’s novel introductions include the 1.8” portable SSD dubbed as SSD18M and the 1.8” and 2.5” SATA-II and IDE interface SSDs. The drives are not only light-weight but also highly-reliable and consume very little power.
Providing resistance to shock and vibration, Transcend’s latest offering packs in a wide array of features that should cater to the needs of most compact and high-end portable devices. Backed by two-year warranty and the Transcend global service network support, the drives are expected to catch on fast with the Indian market.
The new SSD18M drive delivers the flexibility of both eSATA and USB connection interfaces. It is available in storage capacities of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. The stylish-looking device is a unique blend of high-capacity mobile storage and great aesthetics. A convenient storage solution, the drive comes minus any moving parts. This feature eliminates even minute chances of mechanical failure due to vibration and shock.
The drives offer both the eSATA and USB 2.0 interface options which makes the drives versatile and multi-platform capable. Delivering high-speed, the eSATA interface offers a maximum read/write speed of 90/50MB/s. With the USB interface, users can incorporate the drive in virtually all types of notebook and desktop PCs.
Mr. Austin Huang, Regional Head – Sales, SAARC & APAC, Transcend, commented, “We are very enthusiastic with the initial response to our SSD range in India. People seek higher reliability and low power consumption from their storage drives and SSD is the perfect solution for their needs.”
He further added, “Transcend solid state drives are all equipped with lightweight case, high reliability, very low power consumption and incredible resistance to shock and vibration. These features make them ideal drop-in replacements for conventional hard disk drives in both industrial and portable devices like ultra compact notebooks that require long battery life and must be durable enough to withstand a few bumps and scratches.”
Fabricated with a diamond pattern fascia, the drive is about 80 x 50 x 12.5 mm in dimensions and weighs just about 50g. The ultra-portable drive easily slips into the pocket or purse.
As for the SATA-II and IDE interface SSDs, they come in a 1.8” and 2.5” form-factor and support storage capacities in the range of 8GB to 192GB. The plug-and-play drives offer easy installation in a wide array of laptops and computers.
Bundled with an inbuilt ECC for reliable data transfers, all the Transcend SSDs also support enhanced system support integration. The SSDs are based on the advanced wear-leveling technology that ensures a longer lifespan. For long term usage, the drives are also durable during data retention. Delivering an overall lag-free computing experience, the drives provide low-latency performance.
The 2.5” SSD/SATA/SLC is available for a price of Rs 5500, Rs 8000, Rs 5500, Rs 10000, Rs 19000 and Rs 28000 for the 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 192GB options.