SSD740 6Gb SSD Launched by Transcend

Up to 530MB/s and 470MB/s R/W, 64GB to 256GB, 7mm 2.5 Inch
This is a Press Release edited by on 2013.06.11

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Transcend Information, Inc. announced the addition of the SSD740 2.5" SATA III 6Gb/s SSD to its industrial SSD product line.


Combining SATA III technology with performance and reliability features, the SSD740 is an SSD upgrade solution for devices equipped with modern processors running more advanced OSs, such as ultrabooks, industrial PCs and notebooks, gaming systems, and handheld appliances.

Performance and Durability
The SSD740 takes advantage of the next-generation SATA III 6Gb/s interface, DDR3 DRAM cache, and a JMicron JMF667H controller to achieve fast transfer speeds of up to 530MB/s read and 470MB/s write. Essential for handling incompressible data, such as videos, music, and images, the SSD740 also delivers 4k random R/W speeds of up to 283/267MB per second.

Support of the TRIM command, which removes deleted data permanently, and Native Command Queuing, which optimizes the order in which received read and write commands are executed, allow to sustain an high level of performance while enhancing SSD durability and efficiency.

High-End Applications
In addition to delivering improved performance compared to standard rotating HDDs, the SSD740 measures 7mm wide and weighs 52g, offering design flexibility and lightweight benefits to manufacturers of small form-factor devices. It uses the same connector found on 2.5" SATA HDDs and is backwards compatible with the SATA II/I (3Gbps/1.5Gbps) interface, allowing older systems to profit from performance. With no moving part inside, it provides portable device users with cool, silent operation and excellent shock and vibration resistance.

SATA DevSleep Support
To maximize mobile device battery life and enhance ease of use, the SSD740 supports the new SATA Device Sleep (DevSleep) feature. Developed by the SATA International Organization (SATA-IO), "DevSleep defines the lowest power state for SATA technology, allowing the PHY and other circuitry to be completely powered off, unlike existing partial/slumber states, which require a partially powered PHY." Basically, in contrast to reduced power states such as standby mode, DevSleep-compatible portable devices conserve more power by shutting down the SATA interface completely and yet are able to resume working immediately when required.

To increase the lifespan of the SSD, built-in wear-leveling and ECC ensure reliable data transfer, while support of the S.M.A.R.T. command helps detect possible HDD failures before they occur. The SATA III 6Gb/s SSD740 SSD is available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities.