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Item#: N82E16820208346

Transcend 16GB 2.5" SATA SLC Industrial Solid State Disk TS16GSSD25S-S

  • 2.5"
  • SLC
  • SATA
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General

Brand
Transcend
Model
TS16GSSD25S-S

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
16GB
Memory Components
SLC
Interface
SATA

Performance

Sustained Sequential Read
Max Read 135MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write
Max Write 96MB/s
MTBF
1,000,000 hours

Features

Features
SLC version

Environmental

Max Shock Resistance
1500G
Max Vibration Resistance
3G

Manufacturer Warranty

Labor
3 years limited
Parts
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Eddie W.
  • 4/16/2010 10:03:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsInteresting

Pros: Very Fast Boot and loading files. Very Lightweight. Dosn't use much power.

Cons: Very slow writing files and the really big files it would just stop completly I would go do something eles and when I came back it was done. Also it was only 14.5Gb. I should have whent with a drive that has a faster write time these are still to new.

Other Thoughts: The main reason I bought this was to find out what the ssd exp was all about. It's cool but definetly not worth the money, not yet anayway.

Look up HyperDrive5 (I should have invested into this LOL)

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  • Doug S.
  • 1/28/2010 4:59:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Plugged into my nforce3 board and it worked. It is much faster than my 7200rpm drive that failed me.

Cons: I bought it to use for my primary system hard disk for a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium. I basically haven't installed any programs and I have only about 1GB space left. I have been thinking of installing a slimmed down version of Linux but, I am using the HDHomeRun along with the XBOX360 and do not want to lose that functionality. So, looks like I am going to add a card reader and buy a class 10 Secure Digital Card for extra space for programs. While my data will reside on a standard hard disk.

Other Thoughts: I debated this purchase for a long time and I still don't know if I should have just sprang for an MLC. I would also really like to know how to use TRIM with this. Some manufacturers are releasing firmware updates for this but, I don't think this drive supports it or will support this feature.

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  • BRIAN M.
  • 1/19/2010 9:27:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExactly what I wanted.

Pros: I second the comments by Steve S. I am running this with a Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 board with both a Intel ICH9R and JMicron controller. This little SSD is blazing fast using the ICH9R and no slouch on the JMicron either. If you use XP, you must partition align or you will experience stutter. I have tried both the 64 and 128 sector offset using diskpar and they both work. However I chose to stick with 128 sector offset. From what I see if you don't need much capacity then this is the best bang for the buck SLC drive out there right now IMHO.

Cons: None in my opinon, unless you see lower capacity as a con.

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  • Alma D.
  • 12/26/2009 10:41:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood for Raid-0 Swap and Temp Space Drive

Pros: Got two of these for a small Raid-0, high speed swap disk and space for system and internet temporary files. It's a good application for SLC drives.

Cons: none

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  • Steven S.
  • 12/5/2009 4:48:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOne Final Word

Pros: Aligned this drive with a SuperMicro board and XP no problem. Again, if you are aligning XP use Diskpar; if you are aligning (which should happen automatically and not be needed) under Win7 or Vista, use Diskpart or Vista Recovery CD. Some of the boards are recommending 128 or 1024 or 2048 alignments with Vista and Win7. That's something you need to tinker with.

This drive FLIES even under Enhanced IDE off an older ICHR-series controller. Oh my gosh.

Cons: Nothing that any other SSD does not suffer from - high cost per GB, but I'd rather pay it for SLC than MLC since SLC has ten times the write expectancy of MLC.

Other Thoughts: IMHO this is the BEST drive around for a lean XP partition. I still want to RAID 0 a pair of these for a lean Win7 or Vista boot drive. You could even get away with a lean Vista and XP dual boot scenario with a pair of these.

If you want to use XP in any flavor you must be committed to aligning this drive at an offset of 64 under Diskpar or you will be disappointed. And of course use the default to 4K block size. These are keys to keeping the flash blocks themselves aligned to how the XP OS handles its pages. If you take 10 minutes to learn how to do this and the 3 minutes it actually takes to issue the commands to align its starting offset to 64 instead of the default of 63 you will be blown away.

This is an under-appreciated, diamond in the rough drive in my opinion.

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  • Ryan N.
  • 8/12/2009 6:18:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRaid 0 Lightning

Pros: Running two of these in RAID 0. Purchased one here and one from another website open box for $85. Boot times are 60-70 seconds on XP (32 Bit) Professional SP3 on a Core2Quad Q6700 oc'ed to 3.0Ghz with 4GB's of PC28500. Firefox loads in 3 seconds max with several add-ons installed. Gimp loads in 2-4 seconds. Nero and ImgBurn both load in under two seconds. Virtually no load time when opening applications, even during heavy multitasking. Video encoding times with ConvertxtoDVD have incrased in speed from 6.67x real time to about 8.7x real time, or from 17 minutes for a two hour movie to around 15. I haven't seen SLC SATA SSD's this cheap anywhere. If you keep a lean boot partition, a dual boot with Ubuntu or Vista/XP is very feasable. If you have 4+ GB's of RAM, it's not a bad idea to run these sans page file. I haven't seen any ill effects of running without a page file so far.

Cons: High $ to GB ratio as noted by other reviews, a huge con of solid state drives in general. Requires a 3.5" to 2.5" drive mount for a desktop or simply some tape. Not SATA II. Though for getting SLC at this price, I don't think that's a huge con.

Other Thoughts: You can find decent 2.5" to 3.5" drive mounts on another website; google NoiseMagic NoVibes 2.5 and pick the frozencpu search result. They have several drive mount solutions which appear far superior than the flimsy-looking Startech mounts I've seen here. I've purchased two separate 2.5" to 3.5" inch drive mounts from there with very fast shipping at decent prices. I was able to fit the 2.5" to 3.5" into my tooless mount case without too much trouble.

My specs:

Gigabyte DQ6 X-48/Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700@3.00Ghz/Xigmatek HDT-S963/2x2GB Kingston HyperX DDR2 PC 8500 5-5-5-15-2.2v@500Mhz/Sapphire Radeon HD3870 (Omega Drivers)/Seasonic 650w PSU/2xTS16GSSD25S-S SLC Solid State Drive in RAID 0/NZXT Blackline Midtower/Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Surround Sound/HT Omega Claro+

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  • Richard L.
  • 8/4/2009 9:12:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSLC is my dream come true

Pros: If you cant get any of these on newegg its because we've been buying them all as soon as they become avaialble.. Yes they are that good.
Don't worry, we'll let you have them soon after we get our fill..

mmmm. Feed me more!

Pros;
1. Very small
2. No sound
3. Almost no heat - currently have many of them under extreme loads 24 hours a day and have had no failures.
4. Very Fast
5. Very Stable .. we have 100+ of them, not a single dead one arrived from newegg.

Cons: Price
&
Availability

are the only two cons here.

Other Thoughts: It sure would be nice if newegg would stock more than 10 a week.. ;)

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  • Steven S.
  • 7/28/2009 6:40:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFollow-Up Review

Pros: Installed as boot drive on 64-bit XP server on a 3Ware 9590SE controller. Lightning-fast boots, service starts, and tray applet loads. Cache on 9590SE helps with slow sequential writes. I think a pair of these in RAID 0 would rock. This drive reads FAST and can handle lots of writing of files of all different sizes. I think this is where SLC shows.

Cons: I stated what I thought the cons were in my first review - slow sequential writes of large files. Much of this has been mitigated with the use of a good RAID controller, and you have to remember this is SATA 1, not SATA II. However, I still think the write speeds are inflated.

Other Thoughts: I will probably buy a second one of these and RAID 0 it. I backup daily and am not concerned about a single drive failure. Also, since 3Ware is controlling this drive I did not align the geometry (3Ware has not appreciated this in the past), but I did spec a 4K block size.

XP installed somewhere between a conventional drive and a Velociraptor.

This drive is great at fast reads, fast writes of a bunch of different size files, and fast XP boots even when your system has a ton of tray applets. As a standalone drive, off a MB controller, I think it falters a bit, and does not live up to its claims of speed. But I am satisfied with it.

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  • Steven S.
  • 7/24/2009 8:11:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSo-So Drive

Pros: Great with reading and writing small files. No stuttering detected. Testing it on a 3Ware controller between it and a 16GB Acard RAM Drive. Acard is pure speed - 250 megabytes SATA II so I know it's not a bottleneck. Reads a 2GB DV test file at about 83MB/s. Writes a 2GB DV test file at about 23MB/s. Small assorted size file writes fly.

Cons: I think the sequential write is awful for SLC. Better plan on getting a couple in RAID 0, but then why not just get the Intel 32GB SLC at that point?

Better plan on putting a SuperSpeed RAM cache on it. That helps smooth things out.

Other Thoughts: I need to install this as a boot drive on a server and see if it speeds up boots. I think it will. It reads plenty fast, but it's sequential write speed is awful.

Turn on NCQ for sure.

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  • GWL I.
  • 6/19/2009 8:53:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsScreamer

Pros: SLC SSD, long life, fast, and reliable.

Rediculous speeds, had Windows 7 installed and on the desktop within 15 minutes, all drivers installed (counting reboots) in less than 10 minutes, and I was playing Mass Effect within 5 minutes of that.

Cons: Umm... They didn't secretly make them all 256GB drives while still charging and labeling them 16GB?!? Size is the only con, but its not, because its a 16GB drive and clearly labeled as such.

Other Thoughts: Make sure to get a 3.5 to 2.5 inch mount adaptor (or 5 to 2.5, etc) if you are putting this (or any other) SSD drive in your desktop.

Or duct tape... Depending on desired cost of build. Goes great as a OS drive, even Windows 7 x64 fits fine on this drive. Windows XP and Mass effect fit on it good too, and when Mass Effect 2 comes out, I'll buy another to install it on, seeing as how Mass Effect is the sole purpose of my build, everything else can go on my two Seagate 7200.12 1TB drives.

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