Transcend Rolls Out new SATA III 6 GB/s SSD720

Transcend has launched its new next generation SSD720 SATA III 6Gb/s solid state drive (SSD) that delivers significantly improved computer performance over standard rotating hard drives. Designed with multitasking power users in mind, the productivity-enhancing SSD720 is the ideal solution for demanding system applications, such as specialized multimedia computing and advanced gaming.

Combining the latest SATA III 6Gb/s specification with a powerful SandForce-Driven controller, the SSD720 is able to offer incredible transfer speeds of up to 550MB/s read and 500MB/s write, taking a mere 15 seconds to transfer a 5GB DVD. This ultra-fast speed translates into significantly faster system boot up, application launch speed, data transfers, and overall system responsiveness. Moreover, support for Native Command Queuing (NCQ), increases the performance and efficiency of the SSD720 by optimizing the order in which received read and write commands are executed. 

Featuring a tough yet lightweight metal outer case, the SSD720 boasts a super slim thickness of just 7mm to address the size limitations of today's modern Ultrabooks, notebooks, and other thin and light form factor devices. Although smaller in size, the 7mm SSD720 uses the same SATA connector used on a 2.5'' hard disk drive (HDD) and is backwards compatible with SATA II/I (3Gbps/1.5Gbps) interface. Built with reliable NAND flash memory that contains no moving parts, the SSD720 not only provides resistance from shock and vibration, but also offers low power consumption and cool, silent operation to greatly benefit notebook users with increased efficiency and longer battery runtime.

Transcend's SSD720 is available for a suggested retail price of US$149 for the 64GB model, US$249 for the 128GB model and $449 for the 256GB model, and backed by a three-year warranty.

14-Feb-2012 05:05:18