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Transcend SSD720 256GB SSD Review - Transcend SSD720 256GB SSD

Transcend goes for gold with its new flagship SSD720 product that brings LSI SandForce performance to a new higher capacity point. The new 7mm package coupled with 24nm flash and working TRIM makes this the best RAISE free SandForce offering yet.

By: | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 8, 2012 3:13 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Transcend

Transcend SSD720 256GB SSD

 

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Here we get our first look at the actual drive. Transcend uses a case design that we haven't see used before.

 

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There isn't too much different about this case on the surface, but it is sturdy, an attribute that's started to get overlooked in the 7mm z-height products.

 

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Although this is a 7mm drive, all of the mounting points line up with 9.5mm drives so you won't have a problem installing the SSD720 in your existing notebook or desktop (with the included desktop adapter bracket).

 

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The included bracket offsets the drive so your SATA power and data cables are close to the same location as your 3.5" form factor drives. This is important if you have a number of drives and a power supply that has stiff cables. The offset makes your cable management easier.

 

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Inside we found a LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller and sixteen SanDisk 24nm Toggle Model NAND Flash ICs.

 

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There are eight flash chips on each side of the PCB.

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