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Transcend SSD 320 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Desktop Upgrade Kit

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  • 2.5"
  • 256GB

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Transcend SSD320 256GB SSD

SSDs such as the Transcend SSD320 make the migration from mechanicals disks a very easy experience. At 256GB, the Transcend SSD320 offers up a good amount of space for your OS, programs and quite a bit of data. The SSD320 is also built with reliability and performance in mind, using a proven combination of a Sandforce SF-2281 controller along with 25nm MLC NAND and SATA III interface. The SF-2281 allows the SSD320 to take advantage of TRIM and Durawrite technologies to keep speeds up over time, even as the disk fills.

The SSD320 is also no slouch in terms of performance, boasting linear read and write speeds of 560 and 530MBps respectively. The SSD320 uses the latest 7mm form factor for compatibility in the slimmest Ultrabooks, but also fits into 9mm spaces and includes a 3.5" adapter for desktop users. Transcend’s SSD Scope software allows for S.M.A.R.T. health monitoring, firmware updating and drive cloning to make migration from a mechanical drive a snap. Transcend backs the SSD320 with a three-year warranty.


SSD 320

Fast Performance for All Your Computing Needs
Aimed at users looking to upgrade to the superior performance of solid-state technology at a competitive price, Transcend’s SSD320 with SATA III 6GBps technology makes sluggish computer boot-up and program launches a problem of the past. Boasting impressive transfer rates and excellent reliability, the SSD320 allows computer enthusiasts and gamers to take their system to the next level.

The SSD320 is ideal for those who use their computer primarily for everyday applications like internet browsing, basic computing, playing music or watching films. To fulfill the diverse needs to different users, the SSD320 is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux based systems. The 256GB* SSD320 acts as the perfect system partition (for installing your operating system).

SSD technology offers other advantages over traditional spinning hard drives. Since there are no moving parts in the SSD320, it is highly shock and vibration resistant. Consequently, less power is consumed versus a traditional hard drive increasing the energy efficiency of your devices when used in concert with a SATA III SSD.

SSD 320

Rapid Data Transmission
Coupled with the powerful SandForce controller, Transcend’s SSD320 offers impressive transfer rates of up to 550MBps sequential read and up to 530MBps write speeds and up to 86,000 IOPS 4K random write speeds. Even large amounts of data can now be transferred in a matter of seconds.

SSD 320

Improved Boot-Up and System Response Time
Transcend’s SSD320 optimizes your PC to reach top speeds and reduces system response time. Reboot your PC in just 32 seconds, reducing wait times by 60%. In comparison, to boot Windows 7 from a conventional hard drives takes about 82 seconds. When using the SSD320, files and programs, even memory-intensive applications like graphics programs, open in merely a few seconds.

SSD 320

Superior to Any Hard Drive
Transcend’s SSD320 is significantly faster than any hard drive. With an enormous speed advantage, a 4.7GB DVD file can be transferred in only 20 seconds. The SSD 320 is twice as fast as a SATA II SSD and nearly three times as fast as a traditional hard drive. Increase your productivity with the SSD320 and enjoy more free time.

SSD 320

Exceptionally Slim
To meet the size requirements of new generation Ultrabooks, the SSD320 is 7mm thick, compared to 9.5mm thickness of other SSDs. Using an industry-standard 2.5” form factor and super-slim body, the SSD320 can be easily installed into any device.

SSD 320

High-Performance SandForce Controller
Based on a powerful SandForce controller and asynchronous MLC flash chips, Transcend’s SSD320 offers both impressive transfer rates and reliability.

SSD 320

Shock Resistant
Unlike traditional hard drives, SSDs are manufactured with reliable NAND flash memory. As SSDs contain no moving parts, they are more resilient to mechanical failures that can result from vibration, shock or heat.

SSD 320

Notably Silent
Operation of an SSD is remarkably silent as there are no moving or rotating parts.

SSD 320

Traditional HDDs can considerably heat up during operation. An SSD, however, remains cool. Due to reduced heat development, annoying buzzing sounds originating from the SSD are rare.

SSD 320

Energy Efficiency
SSDs are extremely energy efficient compared to a HDD. Save energy, money and the environment.

SSD 320

Extended Battery Life
When used in a portable device, the SSD's positive attributes like an increased battery life and light weight become particularly apparent.

Learn more about the Transcend TS256GSSD320


Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For


Form Factor


Max Sequential Read
Up to 557 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 534 MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 48,682 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 86,489 IOPS
1,000,000 hours


RoHS compliant

SandForce Driven

Internal AES encryption

Fully compatible with devices and OS that support the SATA III 6Gb/s standard

Non-volatile Flash Memory for outstanding data retention

Built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) functionality and wear-leveling algorithm ensures highly reliable of data transfer

Support Trim and NCQ command

Shock resistance


Power Consumption (Idle)
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature
-40°C ~ +85°C
Max Shock Resistance

Dimensions & Weight

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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