Transcend Information, Inc., a leading producer of multimedia and storage devices, is announcing its newest SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Portable Solid-State Drive (SSD), designated as the ESD400 series. The ESD400 series of portable SSDs is geared towards users who desire larger portable storage capacity with high data transfer speeds — up to a massive 1TB of mobile storage!
The ESD400 is being offered in capacities ranging from 128GB all the way up to 1TB, allowing users to save almost everything they need to it; including high-resolution multimedia files, applications, programs, photos, music, documents and more. The ESD400 features a next-generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, providing 10 times the bandwidth of standard USB 2.0 connections.
With UASP support enabling multiple concurrent commands, the ESD400 is able to achieve sequential read speeds of up to 410 MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 380 MB/s (via SuperSpeed USB 3.0). This is fast enough to be able to transfer a full 4.7GB DVD movie in as little as 13 seconds. Backwards-compatibility with USB 2.0 devices ensures that users can also connect to and transfer to/from devices that do no support SuperSpeed USB 3.0.
Transcend’s ESD400 takes full advantage of solid-state technology and its lack of moving parts to create a portable SSD that is 5 times as shock-proof and vibration-proof as a standard mechanical HDD. At only 92mm long X 62mm wide X 10.5mm thick, and weighing a mere 56g, the ESD400 is approximately the side of a standard playing card, and fits easily into your pocket. Also included is a handy travel pouch to help protect the drive’s sleek outer case from scratches or damage.
Transcend enhances the value of the ESD400 by including a free download of their proprietary Transcend Elite data management tool. This convenient software tool allows users to easily perform incremental backups, secure their confidential information, and enhances their ability to manage data and increase productivity. The ESD400 also features a One Touch auto-backup button, enabling instant backups and data synchronization with your other computing devices, such as a desktop PC or laptop.
The ESD400 is being offered in capacities of 128GB (MSRP = $109), 256GB (MSRP = $189), 512GB (MSRP = $349) and 1TB (MSRP = $699). All capacities utilize MLC NAND flash chips, and are reliability-rated for 1,000,000 hours Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF). The ESD400 carries Transcend’s three-year limited warranty. You can view the Transcend product page for the ESD400 at the Transcend website here; and the press release announcing the ESD400 can be viewed in its entirety here.