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Transcend SSD340 TS128GSSD340 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 128GB
  • SATA III
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Imagine your notebook was faster, lighter, more reliable, and longer lasting. To overcome the limits of portable computing, Transcend’s SSD340 SATA III SSD boasts incredibly fast transfer speeds, a compact and lightweight design, shock and vibration resistance, and DevSleep support. That means you can enjoy a seamless, lag-free computing experience even when using your notebook on an extended journey.

KEY FEATURES

ssd340
  • Next Generation SATA III 6Gb/s Interface
  • DDR3 DRAM cache
  • TRIM Command support
  • Ultra-slim 7mm form factor
  • SATA 6Gbps/3Gbps/1.5Gbps connection options
  • Intelligent Block Management and Wear Leveling
  • Built-in ECC protection for long data retention
  • Supports Native Command Queuing
  • Intelligent "Recycling" for advance free space management (Garbage Collection)
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T.
  • Shock and vibration resistant

DESCRIPTION

ssd340

Performance Upgrade

Transcend's SSD340 is built using high-quality synchronous multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory for enduring performance and features the next-generation SATA III 6Gb/s interface, DDR3 DRAM cache, and a powerful controller. As a result, the SSD340 makes everyday computing tasks, such as booting up your computer, launching applications, and transferring data, quicker than ever before.

In order to allow straightforward installation in notebook computers, mainstream PCs, and today’s advanced Ultrabooks, the SSD340 features the industry-standard 2.5" form factor. Yet, it measures just 7mm in height and only weighs a mere 52g. Moreover, the SSD340 offers cool, silent operation and excellent resistance to shock and vibration, further proving that it’s the ultimate upgrade to your standard rotating hard drive.


ssd340

Low Power, Fast Response

The SSD340 maximizes notebook battery life when not in use thanks to full support of SATA Device Sleep Mode (DevSleep). DevSleep ultra low power state conserves more battery power than current power saving features such as standby mode by shutting down the SATA interface completely. And with a remarkable response time of less than 20 milliseconds, you can start working on your computer again almost instantly.


ssd340

Built-In Reliability

To keep your Transcend SSD running fast, clean, and error-free, the advanced SSD Scope software application is available to download and work with the SSD340. SSD Scope allows you to monitor SSD340 health status with S.M.A.R.T. technology and enable the TRIM command in the operating system to help maintain optimum write speeds, all from a single user-friendly tool

For operating systems that do not support the TRIM command, the SSD340 offers an aggressive garbage collection and recycling system. To further increase the lifespan of the SSD340, built-in wear-leveling and Error Correction Code (ECC) ensure continued reliable data transfer. SSD Scope also includes a convenient System Clone utility to help make upgrading your existing computer to the performance boost of an SSD340 quick and easy.


Specifications

Capacity 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Size 99.8mm × 69.8mm × 7mm
Weight 52g
Storage Media Synchronous MLC NAND Flash memory
Operating Voltage DC 5V
Operating Temperature 0°C (32°F) to 70°C (158°F)
Certificates CE, FCC, BSMI

What's in the Box

ssd340


  1. SSD340
  2. Bracket
  3. Screws x 8
  4. Quick Installation Guide
  5. Warranty Card

Learn more about the Transcend TS128GSSD340

General

Brand
Transcend
Series
SSD340
Model
TS128GSSD340
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
128GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA III
Controller
JMICRON JMF667H
Height
7mm
Width
69.8mm
Depth
99.8mm
Weight
52g

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 520MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 290MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 69,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 68,000 IOPS

Features

Features
Next Generation SATA III 6Gb/s Interface

DDR3 DRAM cache

TRIM Command support

Ultra-slim 7mm form factor

SATA 6Gbps/3Gbps/1.5Gbps connection options

Intelligent Block Management and Wear Leveling

Build-in ECC protection for long data retention

Supports Native Command Queuing

Intelligent "Recycling" for advance free space management (Garbage Collection)

Supports S.M.A.R.T.

Shock and vibration resistant

Environmental

Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Vadim M.
  • 8/27/2014 10:40:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsarrives broken

Pros: none

Cons: does not format out of the box.

Other Thoughts: piece of trash, Newegg sells broken disks that do not actually work

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  • Terrance R.
  • 7/28/2014 1:31:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt flies

Pros: This thing is pretty fast. Bought it for my son's PC to replace an old 5400RPM mechanical and the difference is night and day. I have an older OCZ Octane Sata II in my own system and the differences in loading is very noticeable. I might have to purchase another one for myself unless I curb my envy.

Adapter to install into your desktop is included which is great. Every 2.5' SSD should come with one IMO

Also included is a software package (downloaded from the website) to update the firmware and clone your drive. Worked without a hitch.

Cons: None...as of yet.

Other Thoughts: Scores a 7.9 on the WEI if that means anything to you(my OCZ scores a 7.3 fwiw). My son's specs:

Now to see if it lasts.

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  • Matt E.
  • 7/10/2014 1:28:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood SSD

Pros: This drive works really well. It seems responsive and my desktop now boots fast. Comes with a bracket so it can be installed in a desktop drive bay with little problems.

Cons: not the easiest drive to erase. (This could be true of any SSD)

Other Thoughts: I was worried after reading SSD reviews (of any brand) and see the drive fail within a week or month of purchase according to the purchaser. I have had no problems with the drive except for some difficulty erasing the drive, but this could be my inexperience with this type of drive and not necessarily the drive itself.

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  • Jason J.
  • 6/18/2014 1:22:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: The drive works. You can save things on it just as it's intended to be used.

Cons: None. Like another reviewer mentioned, there isn't much information so it's like taking a stab in the dark :)

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  • nazar s.
  • 6/16/2014 1:47:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood

Pros: Yes, Windows boot is faster,
Windows 7 rate it 7.9

Cons: Not find.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/16/2014 1:40:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLovethis little drive!!!!.

Pros: I love this little drive, made bootingup so fast, and has just enough storage space to install a few things with the OS.

Cons: none.

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  • David D.
  • 5/8/2014 8:51:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive!

Pros: This drive is my new favorite at the lower-end price point. Synchronous NAND, extremely fast performance (real world), DRAM buffer, warranty, price, JMicron chipset, the list goes on.

Cons: None whatsoever.

Other Thoughts: Very refreshing to see a new chipset enter the arena of mainstream drives. Frankly I'm tired of seeing the same old rebadged Sandforce drives saturating the market. I've had more than my fair share of trouble with Sandforce-based drives, and the concept of not having a DRAM buffer seems odd to me.

The newer Sandforce based drives I've had good luck with, but I'm ready to move on.

Most budget SSD's always have some compromises, some I can live with, some I can't. I won't pay the same price for a TLC drive as I will a MLC (2 layer cell), despite the apparent reliability of the newer TLC offerings. So given the array of MLC drives out there, this stands out among the rest by offering synchronous NAND, DDR3 cache, SATA/3, etc. at a GREAT price. The controller seems rock solid, no complaints there.

While Windows Experience Index scores are about as useless as the next generic benchmark, this one scores an 8.1, which is the highest I've seen 128gb drives rated in said benchmark. I've had several new-to-the-market SSD's score below that, so take it for what it's worth.

ATTO scores and other benchmarks seem to back up the manufacturer's claims.

Thumbs up all around. I should also add that this is a very solid, well built unit, unlike some others I've used, which would hardly serve as a paperweight and would blow away in a strong wind if you're not careful (ADATA SP900 Premier Pro, and there are others).

It also comes with a 2.5" adapter which is a huge bonus, given that most case manufacturers STILL ignore the fact that the 3.5" format is dying in the performance world (not for storage obviously).

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  • Timothy W.
  • 5/7/2014 12:50:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsSolid SSD

Pros: Decent, consistent performance
Runs cool, even after writing 50GB of data
Inexpensive
No initial problems
NOT Sandforce

Cons: No long-term reliability data

Other Thoughts: I'm relieved we are finally seeing budget SSD's that are not Sandforce-based. It seems Intel is the only manufacture to figure out the 2281, as every other SSD I've had that was Sandforce based has failed (specifically, OCZ and ADATA drives)

This JMICRON chipset just feel more consistant. No lagging or slowdowns, no jumping mouse cursor during random garbage collection, and most importantly, no complex compression algorithms that will certainly trash your indirection table during a power failure.

Overall for the price, happier than I am with the Crucial M500 120GB (which is also solid, but notably slower)

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  • S. T.
  • 4/6/2014 8:21:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive - 2+ month update

Pros: VERY impressive drive overall. It is now my main laptop's boot drive. Impressive performance for the price paid. Don't think you will regret getting this drive.

Cons: Minor: Wished Transcend provided better utilities such as secure erase with the drive, but a deal breaker at all.

Other Thoughts: Was my main desktops boot drive till I got the refurbished OCZ Vector SSD, which I am now breaking in - Another impressive drive.

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  • Michael O.
  • 2/28/2014 10:34:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Drive

Pros: Fast, Fast, Fast
Reasonably low cost
My Windows 7 computer now boots in a few seconds. That's right, SECONDS.
Application load time is unbelievably fast too.

Cons: None that I have found, but I have only had this drive for a few days.

Other Thoughts: For the cost of this drive, you'd be foolish to not get it. The performance of my lowly Shuttle computer (i3, 8GB RAM) system is now on part with my office workstation. This drive is 2.5x the speed of my previous (Kingston V series) SSD. Using a SATA-3 connector in my system, here is the performance I'm seeing.
Sequential reads - 457MB/second
Sequential writes - 131MB/second

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