Transcend today introduced in India low-profile and small footprint mSATA and Half-slim Solid State Drives (SSD) to its industrial product line designed especially for applications where a small form factor is desired, such as thin and light notebooks, netbooks, tablets, GPS, and mobile internet devices (MID).
About the same size that of a business card, Transcend’s two new SSD modules are much cheaper and cost effective compared to most SSDs which typically use the larger 2.5-inch form factor.
Transcend’s mSATA SSDs are available in 32GB and 64GB storage capacities, while the half-slim SATA SSDs are available in capacities varying from 4GB to 64GB. ?
The Transcend mSATA and half-slim SSDs feature a high-bandwidth SATA 3Gb/s interface that helps to bring the performance advantages of SSDs to notebooks, mobile devices and other embedded storage applications.
Only one twelfth the volume and one seventh the weight that of 2.5-inch form factor, the new Transcend mSATA SSDs fully leverage the speed and reliability of the SATA interface, yet offer a smaller form factor than 2.5-inch SSDs.
The Transcend’s mSATA SSDs measure 29.85 mm x 50.8 mm x 3.5 mm, and fully comply to the JEDEC MO-300A standard for small form-factor SSDs.
Transcend’s another small footprint half-slim SSD modules, in comparison to mSATA SSDs, are in bigger form factors, with dimensions of 54 mm x 39 mm x 4 mm, though only only one eighth the volume than 2.5-inch SSDs.
The Transcends half-slim SATA SSD modules use the same SATA connector used on 2.5-inch hard disk drives and SSDs used in netbooks and laptops, making these devices ideal for applications such as industrial control systems and notebooks which are designed to use the 2.5-inch storage form factor.
Measuring 54 mm x 39 mm x 4 mm, the Transcend half-slim SATA SSDs are boast full compliance to the MO-297 JEDEC standard.
Price and Availability
Transcend’s mSATA SSDs are available in India for Rs. 5,610 in 32GB storage capacity and Rs. 10,350 in 64GB storage capacities, while the Transcend half-slim SATA SSDs are available in capacities ranging from 4GB to 64GB with price starting at Rs. 1,810 for 4GB model till Rs. 10.350 for 64GB model. ?
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