Transcend's SSDs to Cater Market Growth of Ultra Portables

 Transcend Information expects the explosive growth in Ultra book sales to lead to a significant increase in demand for high-performance, low profile solid state drives (SSD), such as Transcend's own mSATA and half-slim SATA SSDs. Although the development towards thin and light portable devices has been steadily progressing for years, it is only now that manufacturers of ultra-portable devices are able to take advantage of the performance and reliability characteristics of solid state technology to produce such devices.

According to market research firm IHS iSuppli, predicted shipments of cache SSDs will reach over 25 million units in 2012, a staggering increase from less than a million units in the previous year when the technology first became available. Of the total volume, 22 million units are expected to feature in Ultra books. Further to the study by IHS iSuppli, sales of cache SSDs will continue to grow annually, with shipment expected to pass 120 million units by the end of 2015. While the vast majority of SSDs sold will be for Ultra book use, other notebook and desktop users will also play a key role in the exponential increase in SSD sales.

The driving force behind the rapid progression towards using SSDs in portable devices is their ability to provide cool, silent operation, low power consumption, high performance, and extreme durability, all in a thin and lightweight design. Transcend's mSATA and half-slim SSD modules leverage the speed and reliability of the SATA interface, yet offer a fraction of the volume and weight of standard 2.5'' SSDs, making them perfect for use in Ultra books.

Engineered for long life and maximum durability, Transcend's mSATA and half-slim SATA SSD modules undergo extensive testing and offer extended temperature solutions to ensure peak operation under harsh environmental conditions and are perfect for truly demanding applications.

21-Apr-2012 07:26:22