Transcend has announced the arrival of a new SSD, the MSM610. This SSD is a little different from other mSATA SSDs, as it might feature slightly older technology as well as coming in an even smaller package than the standard mSATA SSD format.
The MSM610 uses a SATA2 interface and features read speeds of up to 245 MB/s and write speeds of up to 48 MB/s. The device also uses MLC flash. It still features the modern commands though, including S.M.A.R.T. commands, TRIM, NCQ and ECC wear-leveling.
Measuring just 26.8 x 29.85 x 3.85 mm, and considering its performance numbers, it is clear that the device is targeted for use in tablets, smartphones, eBooks, navigation systems, and more. Other mSATA SSDs usually are about 50 mm long.
The MSM610 mSATA mini SSD will hit the shelves in three capacities, 8 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. So far there is no word on pricing.