One of many storage and multimedia product manufacturer Transcend has launched JetDrive upgrade kits for MacBook systems. The upgrade kit is made specifically for professional photographers, videographers and graphic artists. Just like standard upgrade kits, these also come with an SSD/HDD to USB 3.0 enclosure, screw driver for T5 and P5 screws and even a travel pouch.
Transcend assures that its upgrade kits can provide up to 560 MB/s transfer speeds via SATA 6Gb/s, therefore promising to provide faster boot up and application load along with increased storage capacity. The drives also support TRIM.
It also comes with JetDrive Toolbox which uses S.M.A.R.T. data to display health status of the Transcend JetDrive SSD. These drives are backed by 5 year warranty support and the enclosures have warranty support of up to 2 years. In JetDrive 420, Transcend lists its performance numbers- Sequential Read up to 485MB/s and Sequential Write up to 410MB/s. The Jetdrive 500 is assured with Sequential Read of up to 495MB/s and Sequential Write of up to 427MB/s.
The drive offer support for MacBook as old as late 2008 model, ranging from Mac mini, MacBook, MacBook Pro to its Retina and air counterparts. The compatibility list for the drives are as follows: