Transcend ESD200 128GB External USB 3.0 SSD
WHAT WE LIKED:Small size, fast speeds, great software package.
WHAT WE DISLIKED:A little pricey at retail but can be found for less.
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You are probably familiar with the company Transcend. Transcend makes a WIDE variety of storage solutions including USB flash drives, solid state drives, external hard drives, external CD/DVD drives, SD cards, digital photo frames and more. You are also likely familiar with the concept of an external hard drive. It’s simply a standard hard drive of the 2.5″ or 3.5″ flavor tossed into an external case that connects to your computer typically via USB. Most people have one and use them for transferring large amounts of data or doing PC backups. Transcend took the typical external hard drive idea and replaced the old mechanical drive with a 2.5″ SSD. The result is the ESD200 USB 3.0 external SSD, available in 128GB and 256GB flavors. Transcend sent us a 128GB model to review, so let’s check it out!
“Transcend Information. Inc., was founded in 1988 by Mr. Peter Shu and has its headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. Our extensive product portfolio has grown to include over 2,000 memory modules of every type, flash memory cards, USB flash drives, MP3 players, digital photo frames, portable hard drives, multimedia products and accessories. Transcend products are available for proprietary equipment, as well as for mass marketed PCs.
Transcend is a global company with offices around the world, thus we are able to serve all the major markets and provide superior quality of service to our customers. Our overseas offices were opened in California, USA (1990), Germany (1992), The Netherlands (1996), Japan (1997), Hong Kong (2000), China (2000), UK (2005), Maryland USA (2005), Osaka Japan (2007) and Seoul Korea (2008). Transcend is a strategically integrated Hi-Tech company, not only do we design, develop, and manufacture our branded products, but we also market and sell our own devices. Transcend has a very successful retail store chain in Taiwan and after we launched our initial foray into e-commerce in May 2000 our on-line sales have grown exponentially.
Transcend has always been a customer driven company, we focus our efforts on providing the highest quality products with attentive after sales service and support, that ensures total customer satisfaction. The corporate culture that exists within Transcend is one of professionalism and teamwork. As a declaration of our commitment to quality we implemented the Total Quality Control concept throughout the company, and became the first memory module manufacturer in Taiwan and the second in the world to receive ISO 9001 Certification. Transcend’s Advanced R&D Teams have over 19 years of experience in developing quality state-of-the-art Hi-Tech products that are at the very cutting edge of technology. Our commitment to R&D ensures that we will continue to produce superior quality innovative products keeping us at the forefront of our industry and leaving the competition far behind.
As a company Transcend can best be described as, a World-Class leader in the field of memory and consumer electronics, which brings you Tomorrow’s World, Today.” – Transcend
Let’s take a quick look at the ESD200 128GB now.