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M.2 Solid State Drives offer capacities up to 512 MB.

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M.2 Solid State Drives offer capacities up to 512 MB.

Jun 26, 2014 - Measuring 42/60/80 x 22 x 3.5 mm, respectively, Models MTS400, MTS600, and MTS800 are suited for Ultrabooks, tablets, and smartphones. Model MTS400 offers up to 256 GB storage capacity, while Models MTS600/800 provide up to 512 GB. Comprised of MLC NAND Flash chips, series includes SATA III 6 GBps interface, TS6500 controller, and DDR3 DRAM cache. Drives offer read/write transfer speeds up to 560/310 MBps, as well as full support of SATA Device Sleep Mode and Intel Smart Response Technology.

Transcend Corp. - Orange, CA

Original Press Release

Transcend Releases Latest M.2 SSDs to Expand Storage Capacities

Press release date: Jun 17, 2014

New Delhi, -- Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend ), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, today announced the launch of its SATA III 6GB/s MTS series of M.2 SSDs. Featuring high capacities of up to 512GB, ultra compact dimensions, and a next generation SATA III 6GB/s interface, Transcend’s MTS400/600/800 M.2 SSDs are best suited to address the strict size limitations and high performance needs of today’s advanced portable devices.

Higher Capacities
The MTS series of M.2 SSDs includes three space-saving M.2 form factors (Type 2242, 2260 and 2280) for MTS400, MTS600 and MTS800 (42/60/80mmx22mmx3.5mm). The series is designed to meet future market demands of ultra-thin and light mobile devices that require an SSD, including Ultrabooks, notebooks, tablets, portable gaming systems, and smartphones. As the needs for memory space have increased, the MTS series features outstanding storage capacity: MTS400 offering up to 256GB and MTS600/800 offering up to 512GB. The series boasts the latest SATA III 6GB/s specification, a powerful Transcend TS6500 controller, a DDR3 DRAM cache, and is comprised of high-quality MLC NAND Flash chips. With exceptional transfer speeds of up to 560MB/s read and 310MB/s write, the MTS series of M.2 SSDs can easily handle everyday computing tasks as well as demanding multimedia applications.

DevSleep and ISRT
The MTS series of M.2 SSDs offers full support of SATA Device Sleep Mode (DevSleep) and Intel Smart Response Technology (ISRT). Portable computer users often make use of low power states such as standby to avoid having to wait for the operating system to boot back up. However, this comes at the expense of battery life. DevSleep allows compatible mobile devices to completely power off the SATA interface when not in use while maintaining a fast response time of less than 20ms, offering instant-on capabilities akin to a smartphone. With ISRT, users can configure their computer system with an SSD used as cache memory between the hard disk drive and system memory. This provides the advantage of having a hard disk drive for maximum storage capacity while delivering an SSD-like overall system performance experience.

Continued Reliable Performance
Despite their extra-small dimensions, Transcend’s M.2 SSDs come equipped with advanced features such as TRIM and NCQ support, built-in ECC, wear leveling and intelligent block management. The series supports enhanced S.M.A.R.T. commands, power shield mechanism, and excellent shock resistance, providing exceptional long-term reliability and data protection.

Pricing and Warranty
Transcend’s MTS400/600/800 models are available in 32GB (INR 2350.approx), 64GB (INR 3550.approx), 128GB (INR 5999.approx) and 256GB (INR 10,199.approx) while MTS600/800 models are also available in 512GB (INR 19,299.approx) capacities. The MTS series of M.2 SSDs are fully tested for compatibility and reliability, and carry Transcend’s Three-year Limited Warranty.

Model MTS400 MTS600 MTS800
Capacity 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Max. Read 560MB/s 560MB/s
Max. Write 160MB/s 310MB/s
Max. Random 4k Read 70k IOPS 75K IOPS
Max. Random 4k Write 40k IOPS 75K IOPS
Form Factor M.2 Type 2242 M.2 Type 2260 M.2 Type 2280
Interface SATA III 6GB/s
Dimensions 42mm x 22mm x 3.5mm 60mm x 22mm x 3.5mm 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm
Transcend is a globally recognized leader in the manufacture of storage, multimedia and industrial products. Established in Taiwan in 1988, Transcend offers a full line of standard and proprietary memory modules, flash cards, USB flash drives, portable hard drives, solid-state drives, digital music players, card readers, multimedia products and industrial products. Transcend has established offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Japan, Korea, China and Hong Kong. As a customer-focused company, Transcend has the ability to quickly respond to the market's changing needs. For more information, please visit