Transcend launches ultra-slim SATA III 6Gb/s mSATA SSDs for thin-and-light portable devices

The new Transcend MSA720 SATA III 6Gb/s mSATA solid state drive packs all the benefits of SATA III 6Gb/s performance and SSD reliability into an ultra-small design, to offer the ideal solution for space-restricted embedded systems that use the mini-PCIe (mSATA) interface. Supporting the next-generation SATA III 6Gb/s standard and built around a powerful SandForce SF2281 controller, the Transcend MSA720 delivers blazing fast sequential transfer speeds up to 560MB/s read and 530MB/s write, and impressive 4K random file writes up to 91,000 IOPS. Only one-eighth the size of a standard 2.5” SSD and weighing just seven grams, the MSA720 is perfect for use in thin-and-light portable devices such as Ultrabooks, notebooks, and tablet PCs.

Moreover, the use of top quality Toggle-mode MLC NAND flash chips provides excellent shock and vibration resistance to compact industrial applications such as slim servers and medical equipment. To prevent unauthorized access to data, the MSA720 features hardware-based 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) protection that automatically encrypts all data written to the SSD in real time, with no reduction in performance. The Transcend MSA720 is available in 64GB and 128GB capacities backed by a three-year limited warranty.

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