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SSD Upgrade Kits increase MacBook performance, capacity.

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SSD Upgrade Kits increase MacBook performance, capacity.

May 07, 2014 - Built on SATA III 6 Gbps interface to achieve transfer speeds up to 560 Mbps, JetDrive™ SSD Upgrade Kits helps accelerate system boot up and application launch times while offering lag-free responsiveness and stability needed for data-intensive computing. Kits include 4 SSD models with capacities up to 960 GB. Also included, drive enclosure lets users convert original SSD or HDD into USB 3.0 portable storage device.

Original Press Release

Transcend Releases JetDrive SSD Upgrade Kits to Boost MacBook Performance and Capacity

Press release date: Apr 26, 2014

New Delhi — Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend ),a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of its JetDrive™ SSD Upgrade Kits aimed at MacBook computers. The JetDrive Upgrade Kits are ideal for professional photographers, videographers, and graphic artists looking to enhance the performance and capacity of their MacBook system, and even includes an easy-to-use drive enclosure for converting the original SSD or HDD into a new USB 3.0 portable storage device.

Faster Performance and Increased Storage
Built on the next-generation SATA III 6Gb/s interface to achieve lightning-fast transfer speeds of up to 560MB/s, upgrading to a Transcend JetDrive SSD translates into faster system boot up and application launch times, while offering the lag-free responsiveness and stability necessary for data-intensive computing and advanced gaming. Moreover, the newly-released SSDs are available in capacities of up to 960GB, offering the perfect combination of speed and high-density storage.

SSD Upgrade Kit - Sleek USB 3.0 External Enclosure
For added value, JetDrive SSDs come bundled with all the tools necessary to facilitate the upgrade process and an elegant USB 3.0 external drive enclosure aesthetically designed to look like a natural extension of the MacBook system. In just a few simple steps, the original, factory-installed SSD or HDD can be transformed into a sleek new USB 3.0 external storage device to store and backup documents, photos, music, and movies. The enclosure is made of durable aluminum. The result is a design that is sturdy yet ultra light and easy to carry, and includes a handy travel pouch to protect the drive against scratches during transport.

JetDrive Toolbox SSD Monitoring Software
Transcend JetDrive Toolbox brings together the latest technology for determining the condition and optimizing performance of a JetDrive SSD into a single user-friendly tool. JetDrive Toolbox uses S.M.A.R.T. technology to analyze the health status of the Transcend JetDrive SSD and includes a convenient tool for enabling TRIM, which helps to maintain optimum write speeds and prevent long-term SSD wear.

Compatibility and Warranty Information
Transcend’s JetDrive SSD Upgrade Kits consist of four SSD models, each fully tested for compatibility and reliability, and backed by Transcend’s five-year limited warranty.

JetDrive Models Compatible Models MSRP
JetDrive 720 MacBook Pro 1.Mid 2012 2.Late 2012 3.Early 2013 with Retina  display 240GB (US$229) 480GB (US$399) 960GB (US$699)
JetDrive 520 MacBook Air  Mid 2012 240GB (US$229) 480GB (US$399) 960GB (US$699)
JetDrive 500 MacBook Air 1.Late 2010 2.Mid 2011 240GB (US$229) 480GB (US$399)
JetDrive 420 1.MacBook  Late 2008 to Mid 2010 2.MacBook Pro  unibody Late 2008 to Mid 2012 3.Mac mini  unibody Mid 2010 to Late 2012 120GB (US$129) 240GB (US$199) 480GB (US$369) 960GB (US$669)

MacBook Pro , MacBook Air , MacBook , Mac mini  , and Retina  are trademarks of Apple Inc.

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