Transcend Launches New mSATA and Half-slim SATA SSDs

Transcend this week announced three new SSDs to its industrial product portfolio, the MSA740 and MSA630 mSATA, and the HSD630 half-slim SATA (pictured below from left to right). The MSA740 mSATA SSD is offered in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities, while the MSA630 and HSD630 SSDs are available in 32GB and 64GB capacities.

Both the MSA740 and MSA630 mSATA SSDs support Intel Smart Response Technology. The MSA630 and HSD630 feature a SATA II 3Gb/s interface, and 64MB DRAM Cache. The company says the drives aim to provide the same features and performance as a 2.5-inch drive but in a smaller package and  describes the half-slim SATA HSD630 as ideal for embedded applications with strict space constraints. Both offer sequential read and write speeds of up to 260 and 80 MB/s respectively and feature built-in ECC and wear leveling, intelligent block management, built-in Advanced Power Shield technology, advanced garbage collection, and support for enhanced S.M.A.R.T. commands.

The MSA740 mSATA SSD boasts a SATA III 6Gb/s interface, DDR3 DRAM cache, and read and write speeds of up to 520 and 270 MB/s respectively, in addition to 4k random read/write speeds of up to 70,000 IOPS. Measuring 29.85 x 50.8 x 4 mm, MSA740 also comes with S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and NCQ support, dynamic power management, built-in ECC and wear leveling, intelligent block management, and shock resistance.


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  • A Bad Day
    Now if only more tablets and laptops supported mSATA...
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    Would make for a good micro ITX storage solution.