* * * * * * * Transcend Releases Small Form Factor M.2 and mSATA SSDs for Mobile Computing Devices * * * * * February 27, 2014 Transcend Information, Inc. a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, today announced the release of its SATA III 6Gb/s N8S750 M.2 and MSA340 mSATA solid state drives (SSD). Featuring ultra compact dimensions and the next generation SATA III 6Gb/s interface, Transcendís N8S750 and MSA340 SSDs are best suited to address the strict size limitations and high performance needs of todayís advanced portable devices. N8S750 SATA III 6Gb/s M.2 SSD The N8S750 SSDís space-saving 80mm M.2 form factor (80.0mm x 22.0mm x 3.5mm) is designed to meet future market demands of ultra-thin and light mobile devices that require an SSD, including Ultrabooks, notebooks, tablets, portable gaming systems, and smartphones. It features the latest SATA III 6Gb/s specification, DDR3 DRAM cache, and is comprised of high-quality MLC NAND Flash chips. With exceptional transfer speeds of up to 520MB/s read and 330MB/s write, the N8S750 easily handles everyday computing tasks as well as demanding multimedia applications. MSA340 SATA III 6Gb/s mSATA SSD Transcendís MSA340 mSATA SSD is 78% smaller than a standard 2.5Ē SSD and measures a mere 50.8mm x 29.85mm x 4.0mm. As a result, manufacturers can benefit from greater design flexibility when developing space-restricted embedded applications such as tablets, smartphones, Ultrabooks, eBook readers, navigation systems, set-top boxes, hand held scanners, mini PCs, and slim servers. The MLC NAND Flash MSA340 supports the latest SATA III 6Gb/s specification, boasts high speed DDR3 DRAM cache, and is built around a powerful controller to deliver blazing fast transfer speeds of up to 520MB/s read and 280MB/s write, and long-term reliability. DevSleep and ISRT The N8S750 M.2 and MSA340 mSATA SSDs offer full support of SATA Device Sleep Mode (DevSleep) and Intel Smart Response Technology (ISRT). Portable computer users often make use of low power states such as standby*to save time waiting for the operating system to boot back up. However, this comes at the expense of battery life. DevSleep allows compatible mobile devices to completely power off the SATA interface when not in use while maintaining a fast response time of less than 100ms (0.1 second), offering instant-on capabilities akin to a smartphone. With ISRT, users can configure their computer system with an SSD used as cache memory between the hard disk drive and system memory. This provides the advantage of having a hard disk drive for maximum storage capacity while delivering an SSD-like overall system performance experience. Continued Reliable Performance Despite their extra-small dimensions, the N8S750 and MSA340 come equipped with advanced features such as TRIM and NCQ support, built-in ECC and wear leveling, intelligent block management, support for enhanced S.M.A.R.T. commands, and excellent shock resistance; providing exceptional long-term reliability and data protection. Transcend’s SATA III 6Gb/s N8S750 M.2 SSD is available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities while the SATA III 6Gb/s MSA340 mSATA SSD is available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities.

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