Transcend is rolling out a whole new line of solid-state drives (SSDs) based on the 96-layer 3D NAND Flash memory chips. The new SSDs are based on M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4, SATA III, and mSATA SSDs and capacities ranging from 64 GB to 2 TB and includes the MTE652T2, MTS952T2, MTS552T2 and MSA452T2 models.
All these have enhanced designs, dynamic thermal management, and an extended operating temperature range (-20 ° C to 75 ° C) hence Scaling 3D NAND to greater durability.
The MTE652T2 SSD in M.2 format it uses a PCIe 3.0 X4 interface and supports the NVMe protocol. It provides speeds of 2100 MB /s in addition to a great 4k random performance of up to 235K IOPS. For this model, the maximum capacity is 512 GB.
On the other hand, the MTS952T2 and MTS552T2 are M.2 2280 and 2242 SSDs. The format numbers represent dimensions, which are 22 mm wide for both and 80 and 42 mm in length. A capacity of 2 TB is available while the speeds are modest with 560 MB / s.
The MSA452T2 is an mSATA flash drive offers a maximum speed of 560 MB / s and a capacity of 1 TB.
Finally, there is an additional SSD Scope Pro utility to help you monitor and manage the status and operation of the SSD. The SSD utility offers various useful features, including SMART, diagnostic scan, secure erase, an indication of the health status of the storage unit, system disk cloning function, remote monitoring, and more.
30µ” gold finger and Corner Bond for higher SSD durability
The Transcend SSDs are built with a 30µ” gold finger. This is usually a thick, solid electroplated hard gold plating that provides higher electrical conductivity as well as antioxidant ability. Other benefits include protection against sulfuration and abrasion. Also, the Transcend SSDs have a baked-in Corner Bond which increases reliability under high vibratory or thermal stress, high fatigue cycle, and high gravitational acceleration applications.
Transcend SSDs operates over a wide temperature range and environments
The 3D NAND Flash SSDs have a design that enables them to reliably operate over a wide temperature range. Ideally, 3D NAND SSDs are robust and resilient and will operate normally between -20°C to 75°C, while delivering a reliable performance regardless of temperature and other environmental swings within its design range. Additionally, the have the Dynamic Thermal Throttling technology, which enables them to prevent overheating hence maintain stable performance. The enhanced tolerance to extreme temperatures and other conditions makes the Transcend 3D NAND SSDs suitable applications in both normal and harsh environments
Transcend SSD Scope Pro drive utility
The Transcend SSD Scope Pro is a useful tool that provides the ability to monitor and manage SSD status through its intuitive interface. The tool has great features, such as providing the drive information as well as S.M.A.R.T. status monitoring, drive health indication, diagnostic scan, system clone, secure erase, and remote monitoring. It allows customers to monitor their SSDs in real-time over the cloud-based SSD Control Center, receive alerts, upgrade firmware remotely, and perform other maintenance functions to ensure the performance and health of their Transcend SSDs, hence minimize failures.
Summary of the new Transcend SSD types and capacities
- MTE652T2 | NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 | 128 GB – 512 GB
- MTS952T2 | SATA III M.2 2280 | 64 GB – 2 TB
- MTS552T2 | SATA III M.2 2242 | 64 GB – 512 GB
- MSA452T2 | mSATA | 64 GB – 1 TB
All the new solid state disks come with a 3 year warranty.