- Size: 2.5-inch
- Storage: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
- Connectivity: SATA3 6Gb/s
- Dimensions: 100mm x 69.85mm x 6.8mm
- Weight: 58g
- Storage options
- Benchmark Results
- Read: 532.5 MB/s
- Write: 480.8 MB/s
Transcend To Faster Transfer Speeds
SSDs have become quite the norm as of late, with even casual PC owners opting in for that super-fast boot-up time and transfer speeds. For the most part however, SSDs have never really come cheap, so with this in mind, Transcend has recently launched a new line of SSDs in the form of the Transcend SSD370S to show that SSDs do not necessarily have to burn a hole in your wallet.
Typically, SSDs are probably the last thing you’ll think about when it comes to component aesthetics, but what Transcend has done here with the SSD370S is to house the components in an aluminium chassis, which isn’t something that we get to see very often.
The SSD370S uses is own TS6500 SSD controller, and synchronous MLC NAND flash memory for storage. This provides the SSD with pretty good transfer speeds and longevity, two key ingredients when it comes to considering an SSD for the long term.
In the case of storage space, Transcend has ensured that users of all types are covered, and the SSD370S sports storage options that include 32GBs, 64GB,s 128GBs, 256GBs, 512GBs and even a whopping 1TB of digital storage.
Performance-wise, the SSD370S does as well as can be hoped in our benchmarks, scoring a very respectable 530MB/s in read speeds and around 380-400MB/s write speeds during our benchmarking tests.
Real life performance is excellent as well, as software boot up almost instantly, be it things like video editors, games and what not. Transcend also claims that the SSD370S has a very long life span thanks to its built-in wear-leveling and Error Correction Code that ensures continued reliable data transfer.
But perhaps the best thing about the Transcend SSD370S is that despite its standard 2.5 inch form factor, it is still thin enough at 6.8mm in height, which makes it an extremely good choice as a boot drive for notebooks and laptops, especially if you want a high capacity SSD to install all your software in as well, on top of the operating system.
Also included in the package is a software called SSD Scope. SSD Scope allows you to monitor the SSD370S’ health status with S.M.A.R.T. technology, enable the TRIM command in the operating system to help maintain optimum write speeds, and conveniently update SSD firmware, all from a single user-friendly tool.
CHIP CONCLUDE: The Transcend SSD370S is a great and affordable SSD to consider if you want to super charge your computer or notebook’s speeds to higher levels.
(previously published in issue November 2015)