Considering the fact that the SSD320 is a ‘LSI SandForce Driven’ SSD, it is great news that a ‘new release’ SSD is available at prices more common to typical one day sale events of similar SSDs. Add to that the fact that all feedback (at this point) is five stars and we have to wonder what sale prices will look like for the SSD320!
The Transcend SSD320 is available in capacities of 64, 128 and 256GB and relies on the well proven LSI SandForce SF-2281 FSP (flash storage processor) to push out speeds of 560MB/s read and 534MB/s write with somewhere in the area of 85,000 IOPS at low 4k aligned random write disk access. Definitely worth mentioning is the fact that, up until today, we have only seen ‘LSI SandForce Driven’ performance tied into typical capacity points with AData SSDs. AData was the first to release ‘LSI SandForce Driven’ SSDs in capacities of 64, 128, 256 and 512GB, rather than the norm of 60, 120, 240 and 480GB, for all other SandForce based SSDs we have seen thus far. Transcend has now followed that course, as well, providing the consumer with that extra 7% of storage space with blazing LSI SandForce speeds!
Right now, we see it’s opening price at Amazon as $64.99, $99.99 and $189.99, the 256GB being an AMAZING seventy-one cents a gigabyte! Add full TRIM support, AES 256-bit encryption and a three year limited warning and this is simply a killer deal. For those that want that bit more of a push or need the 512GB capacity, the SSD720 Series can be found below as well!
We are off to the Flash Memory Summit in San Jose this week but watch for our review of the SSD320 soon enough! Here is the link: