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Transcend SSD370 128GB Review

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Posted August 22, 2014 by Jake in Storage

Overview

Hardware:
 
Manufacturer:
 
Price at time of Review: $70
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Very affordable; Solid accessory package with cloning software; Very fast Read speeds; Well suited for OS drive.
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Sequential Write speeds only satisfactory; Performance increases as capacity increases.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
If you're looking for something very affordable and fast, then the Transcend SSD370 128GB is a great value option.
by Jake
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Introduction

Over the last couple of years or so we’ve looked at many Solid State Drives that feature various technologies in the attempt to boost speed and performance. Some have been successful, some have not. But there’s no mistaking the fact that SSDs are becoming increasingly popular with each passing month. Big improvements in controller technology and performance increases have also been accompanied by dropping prices, making these drives far more affordable to consumers who want to experience life in the fast lane on their computer.

Today we have the Transcend SSD370 in a 128GB capacity for a closer look.That’s not a terribly flashy name for a drive, but we care less about the marketing and more bang for our buck. How about $70 for this SSD, including a rather impressive accessory package?

If you’re looking for a very affordable speed upgrade for a notebook or HTPC with a slim form factor SSD, the Transcend SSD370 128GB might be just the thing you need. Let’s dive in and find out.

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4 Comments


  1.  

    Cheaper than all the competitors. Crucal MX 100, Samsung 840 EVO, Corsair LX, OCZ ARC 100, AMD Radeon 7, Sandisk Ultra II. Moreover Transcend uses quality Synchronous MLC NAND Flash chips in this SSD. The cheapest rival is Sandisk Ultra II TLC SSD and wants 80$ for the 120 GB one. I have been using a Transcend SSD 320 MLC SATA III 128 GB for two years and I am completely satisfied. As you know SSD 320 uses Asynchronous Flash Chips. Despite being Asynchronous it is perfect. No problem, no fail, no blue screen. You will not be regretful when you buy this SSD or any Transcend products.




    •  
      Sandy Bruce

      Your other post was uncalled for. No post from you was blocked. All post have to be approved by an admin before they will show up. Please refrain from making comments like that again. Thank you for reading our articles.




  2.  
    R0H1T

    The write speeds are pretty horrendous, however this drive has its place in the market though I wouldn’t wanna spend anymore than 0.3$ ~ 0.4$ for this particular SSD, depends on the drive capacity of course.




    •  

      Good point, it does depend on the capacity. That said, it’s likely best suited to someone on a tight budget and looking for a strong upgrade from an old plattered hard drive. 150MB/s Write isn’t “horrendous”, it’s certainly not as fast as premium SSDs, but it’s still plenty quick compared to a traditional HDD.





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