Memory specialist Transcend released a new line of solid-state drives that can hold up to 512GB in storage capacity along with faster read speeds at up to 260MB/s.
Utilizing a new controller chip, Transcend’s new line of SSDs support 260MB/s read speeds and 200 MB/s write speeds. The new SSD can load programs faster while also providing real-time fast-response use of the drive.
These new 2.5-inch Transcend SSDs can be used in notebooks and desktop PCs. The company also has a Desktop Upgrade Kit that ships with a Transcend 32GB SSD, mounting bracket, power cables, and disk-cloning software.
The new Transcend SSDs are available now with 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacities. Pricing information isn’t available, but the increased speed and storage likely means a premium price tag for all of the drives.
SSDs continue to see new drive announcements and launches, but questions remain about the developing technology. Manufacturers have worked to increase research and development for consumers and the enterprise, as they help consumers learn more about SSD technology.
Transcend remains a lesser known SSD maker, but has products ranging from its newest SSDs to the Parallel ATA (PATA) SSDs and 1.8“ SATA SSDs. I expect significant announcements from Transcend in the future, even if the company flies below the radar when compared to SanDisk, Intel, Kingston, and other major companies.
Foremay announced the industry topping 2TB 3.5″ SATA SSD for the enterprise, while Intel’s SSD roadmap through Q1 2011 recently leaked out on the Internet. Companies are focusing on the consumer market and enterprise equally, with SSDs still accounting for a slim share of the storage market.