Transcend Information, Inc., a global leading producer of storage and multimedia devices, is announcing the launch of its new JetDrive Lite line of flash expansion cards geared to the MacBook Pro with Retina display, and to the MacBook Air. Transcend is offering four different models — the JetDrive Lite 130 — in both 64GB and 128GB capacities, the JetDrive Lite 300 — in 64GB capacity only, the JetDrive Lite 350 — in both 64GB and 128Gb capacities, and the JetDrive Lite 360 — in both 64GB and 128GB capacities. These JetDrive Lite flash cards are specifically designed to have a flush profile with the corresponding specific MacBook models, providing an easy and instant increase in storage capacity.
Utilizing one of Transcend’s new JetDrive Lite expansion cards provides lots of additional space to store, backup and/or carry lots of music, movies, photos and personal documents. For example, one of the 128GB JetDrive Lite cards is able to store over 60,000 high-resolution photos or images, 32,000 MP3 songs, 32 hours of full HD video, and a seemingly endless amount of documents. Once inserted into your compatible MacBook Pro with Retina display or MacBook Air, the JetDrive Lite expansion card does not stick out from the body of your MacBook like many memory cards, but remains flush with the exterior surface of the laptop body, allowing it to be left in place for on-the-go storage.
The JetDrive Lite series of expansion flash cards utilize top-tier MLC NAND flash memory chips, and are rated for sequential read speeds of up to 95MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 60MB/s. This level of performance results in a significant reduction in data transfer times regardless of file size; which is particularly beneficial to graphic artists, photographers and video editors, who often work with ultra-high-resolution video and images.
Transcend’s JetDrive Lite series of flash expansion cards feature built-in ECC (error correction code), and also utilize advanced wear-leveling algorithms to ensure consistent performance over the lifespan of the card. The JetDrive Lite expansion cards are produced utilizing a special COB (Chip-on-Board) method, which makes them completely impervious to dust and water. Durability-wise, the JetDrive Lite cards are rated for 10,000 insertion/removal cycles, are fully tested for reliability and compatibility, and are backed by Transcend’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.
The 64GB models of the JetDrive Lite expansion flash cards carry an MSRP of $49.00, with the 128GB versions at an MSRP of $99.00. The compatibility chart below shows which JetDrive Lite model corresponds to which MacBook Pro with Retina display or MacBook Air. You can view the product page for Transcend’s JetDrive Lite series on their website here. The Transcend press release announcing the JetDrive Lite series can be viewed in its entirety here.