Transcend SSD220S: Affordable TLC-Based Solid-State Drive

Transcend expands its lineup of SSDs with a new model – the SSD220S. It is based on 15-nm TLC memory chip available in 240 GB & 480 GB capacities. The model employs SATA 6 Gb/sec interface as well as DDR3 cache-memory. The drive is housed in a small-sized aluminum case (100x69.85x6.8 mm dimensions).

Transcend SSD220S boasts satisfactory Read/Write speed showings: sequential Read/Write data transfer activity – 550/450 Mb/sec, random – Read/Write data transfer activity (4K) – 80.000 IOPS. At the same time, Read/Write incompressible data transfer speed does not go beyond 330 Mb/sec. Moreover, these SSDs support all modern technologies, including Advanced Garbage Collection, SMART, TRIM, NCQ, and DevSleep.

To add, it’s always possible to upload SSD Scope software pack to further improve the performance. The drive is ready to operate in a wide range of temperatures (0-+70 degrees). The 240-gigabyte model costs 69 EUR, whereas its senior companion (480-gigabyte item) …

Transcend Teases MTS Series of M.2 Drives

In the light of a violent proliferation of M.2 standard in mobile and desktop PCs, a number of manufacturers shifted their production into this segment. Transcend is one of the first companies to introduce its own M.2 rendition, teasing new MTS lineup that involves three different series: MTS400, MTS600, and MTS800. They feature M.2 2242, M.2 2260 and M.2 2280 form-factors correspondingly, that is to say they have different PCB length: 42, 60 and 80 mm respectively.

All three M.2 drives series are designed on MLC NAND flash memory chips. They accommodate DDR3 cache with SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface. The first, MTS400 series, embraces four models of 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB capacity, whereas MTS 600 and MTS800 count five models: plus 512 GB model in addition to the junior four.

As for speed characteristics, Transcend MTS400 is able to demonstrate up to 560 MB/sec Read speed on sequential operations and up to 160 MB/sec Write speed on analogous conditions. Its …

Asus Teases a New Slim ET2321 All-in-One Solution

Asus has recently drawn a huge attention to a particular video clip that demonstrates the company’s newest elaboration – ET2321 all-in-one PC. This product positions itself as a slim, user-friendly and stylish solution for routine tasks and multimedia entertainments. The model features 23 inch display with Full HD resolution (1920x1080) and offers a lot of advanced facilities standard desktop products have.

Asus ET2321 are equipped with Intel Core processors (4th generation). The top version comes with Intel Core i7-4500U CPU that is characterized by high efficiency and low power consumption. Memory subsystem consists of DDR3 modules; the maximal RAM capacity might achieve 16 GB. Graphics facilities are ensured by means of a mobile Nvidia GeForce GT 740M adapter (2 GB) and an inbuilt Intel HD 4000. Network interfaces are introduced by Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.0 modules, whereas connectivity is supported due to six USB ports (3x 2.0 and 2x 3.0).

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