Transcend has just announced its latest M.2 Solid State Disk lineup featuring a next generation SATA III 6 GB/s MTS, up to 512 GB and ultra compact dimensions.
The company states that the latest M.2 SSD lineup comes in three M.2 form factors, namely Type 2242 for the MTS400, Type 2260 for the MTS 600 and Type 2280 for the MTS800 respectively. While all three variations have the same width and thickness, the height can be deduced from the SSD’s type. Therefore, the MTS400, MTS600 and MTS800 measure in at 42/60/80 mm x 22 mm x 3.5 mm.
In terms of specifications, the MTS400 offers up to 256 GB, while the MTS600 and MTS800 offer up to 512 GB respectively. The storage solutions feature a powerful Transcend TS6500 controller, a DDR3 DRAM cache, as well as read speeds of up to 560 MB/s and write speeds of up to 310 MB/s.
Transcend has also stated that the M.2 SSD lineup comes with full support for the SATA Device Sleep Mode, or DevSleep, in addition to Intel’s Smart Response Technology (ISRT). Having both technologies present, Transcend is looking to provide a battery saving and fast booting hard disk solution. This is achievable by completely powering off the SATA interface when it is no longer required, while also having an outstanding response time of 20 ms, offering instant-on capabilities.
Other features present in the M.2 SSD lineup consist of TRIM and NCQ support, built-in EEC, wear levelling and intelligent block management, as well as enhanced S.M.A.R.T. commands, power shield mechanism and excellent shock resistance.
The company is said to offer a three-year warranty for all M.2 SSDs, while the price range varies depending on capacity. Therefore, the 32 GB version is said to have been priced at $39, the 64 GB version at $59, the 128 GB at $99 and the 256 GB at $169. As stated previously, the MTS600/800 also comes in the 512 GB version, which the company associated a price of $319.