It has been a bit since our last SSD of the Week where we covered the Eluktronics Eluktro Pro Performance drives. Continuing our coverage of value drives we are taking a look at the Transcend SSD370 today because for a limited time Amazon is offering it at a great price. At the time of its release the Transcend SSD370 was a great performing value drive with prices of around $0.43/GB. Nearly a year later the 512GB model can now be had for just $0.27/GB at $139.99! Hurry though, this deal ends at midnight Pacific Time.
The Transcend SSD370 is a SATA 6Gb/s 7mm 2.5″ form factor SSD. Speeds are rated for up to 560MB/s read and up to 460MB/s write thanks to their TS6500 controller, which is actually a re-branded Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller. If you know anything about SSDs, you do know that while this controller is only a 4-channel design, it offers performance that is competitive with most of the market as well as great reliability. As a matter of fact, we have yet to run into any issues with our Silicon Motion SM2246EN powered drives, which is hard to say about many others out there.
While the 512GB model is the star of the show today, it is also available in capacities of 32GB ($38.29), 64GB ($42.80), 128GB ($57.99), 256GB ($71.99), and 1TB ($348.41). What helps to bring a bit more value to this SSD is the inclusion of a desktop adapter and their own SSD toolbox, SSD Scope. SSD Scope allows for you to monitor the health, update firmware, trigger TRIM, secure erase, and even clone your system drive among other things. Finally, similar to many other value drives in the market, the SSD370 comes with a 3-year warranty to top things off.
There you go, if you are looking for a great deal on a ~500GB SSD, the Transcend SSD370 is going for an awesome price at Amazon right now, just $139.99! Don’t wait too long to think this over though, this deal ends at midnight PST!