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June 10, 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.

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.


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.

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

Source: Techpowerup.com