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Product Id: 04.02.047.12
Quick OverviewModel - Transcend 220S
PCIe M.2 SSDs
PCIe SSD 220S
Transcend's PCIe SSD 220S aims at high-end applications, such as digital audio/video production, gaming, and enterprise use, which require constant processing heavy workloads with no system lags or slowdowns of any kind. Utilizing the PCI Express® Gen3 x4 interface supported by the latest NVMe™ standard, 3D NAND flash memory, and a DRAM cache, the PCIe SSD 220S offers supreme transfer speeds that override others.
Transcend's PCIe SSD 220S follows NVMe 1.3 and utilizes the PCIe™ Gen3 x4 interface, meaning four lanes are used for transmitting and receiving data simultaneously, resulting in compelling performance of up to 3,500MB/s read and 2,800MB/s write.
Note: Performance is based on CrystalDiskMark v5.0.2.
PCIe (or PCI Express®) is a much faster interface than SATA (or Serial ATA) for connecting a host computer to solid-state storage devices over one or more lanes consisting of one transmit and one receive serial interface in each lane, meaning it can better fulfill new performance requirements.
NVMe (or NVM Express®) is a host controller interface standard designed to address the needs of enterprise and client applications that utilize PCI Express-based solid-state storage. NVMe calls for better performance vectors than AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface), including scalable bandwidth, increased IOPS, and low latency.
Unlike planar NAND memory, 3D NAND flash features memory cells stacked vertically in multiple layers. 3D NAND overcomes density limitations of 2D planar NAND, and delivers a higher level of performance and endurance.
Transcend's PCIe SSD 220S is engineered with LDPC (Low-Density Parity Check) coding, a powerful ECC algorithm, to keep data secure. Manufactured with high-quality 3D NAND flash chips, and engineered dynamic thermal throttling mechanism, the PCIe SSD 220S guarantees superior endurance and stability for high-end applications.
Transcend SSD Scope is advanced, user-friendly software that makes it easy to ensure your Transcend SSD remains healthy, and continues to run fast and error-free by determining the condition and optimizing the performance of your drive.
To ensure the utmost level of quality, Transcend SSDs undergo rigorous testing at all stages of production, including tests for vibration, temperature and humidity, speed, and functionality.
Dimensions (Max.) 80 mm x 22 mm x 3.58 mm (3.15" x 0.87" x 0.14")
Weight (Max.) 8 g (0.28 oz)
Bus Interface NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4
Flash Type 3D NAND flash
Capacity 256 GB/512 GB/1 TB
Operating Temperature 0°C (32°F) ~ 70°C (158°F)
Operating Voltage 3.3V±5%
Sequential Read/Write (ATTO, max.) Read: 3,300 MB/s
Write: 2,800 MB/s
Sequential Read/Write (CrystalDiskMark, max.) Read: 3,500 MB/s
Write: 2,800 MB/s
4K Random Read/Write (IOmeter, max.) Read: 360,000 IOPS
Write: 425,000 IOPS
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 1,500,000 hour(s)
Terabytes Written (Max.) 800 TB
Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD) 0.4 (5 yrs)
Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, usage, and storage capacity.
The workload used to rate DWPD may be different from your actual workload, which may vary due to host hardware, software, usage, and storage capacity.
Some motherboards only provide PCIe x2 connections for the M.2 slot, creating a bottleneck on even the fastest drives.
Model - Transcend 220S, Type - M.2 PCIe Gen3x4 SSD, Storage (GB/TB) - 512GB SSD, Form Factor - M.2 2280, Interface - NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4, Flash Type - 3D NAND flash, Read Speed (Max.) - 3500MB/s, Write Speed (Max.) - 2800MB/s, Random Read IOPS - Up to 210,000, Random Write IOPS - Up to 310,000, S.M.A.R.T Support - Yes, ECC Support - Yes, MTBF - 2,000,000 hours, OS Compatibility - Windows 7, 8, 10, Linux Kernel 2.6.31 or later, Dimension - 80 x 22 x 3.58mm, Weight - 10 gm, Others - Feature: Supreme transfer speeds, Understanding the PCIe interface, Understanding the NVMe standard, 3D expansion to break through limits, Better endurance, higher reliability, Part No - TS512GMTE220S, Warranty - 5 year
Solid State Drive [SSD] offers lightning speed for your PC to boot up and run applications compared to the traditional Hard disks. While your processor can handle billions of cycles per second, it spends a lot of time waiting for your drive to feed data. Hard drives are particularly sluggish because they have moving parts and platters that have to spin up. To get optimal performance, you need a good SSD. We are here to provide the knowledge you need to make an informed purchasing decision.
Here are the facts you need to take into account while purchasing a SSD:
Find out if you have slots for M.2 drives on your motherboard and room in the chassis. If not, you may need a 2.5-inch drive instead.
Make sure you trust the quality of the manufacturer if you plan to use the SSD for the long term. The quality of the manufacturer will be reflected in how the wear patterns of the SSD are managed as well as the possibility of whether or not you get a warning before your SSD dies.
Most SSDs range from 120 GB to 2 TB. 120 GB drives are the cheapest but adequately capable of handling operating system and productivity applications. It costs a little extra to step up from 120 to 250 GB but the money is well spent in terms of performance. 500GB is the sweet spot between price, performance, and capacity for most users – particularly if you don't have the budget for a 1TB model.
Remember that high-end drives, while technically faster, won’t often feel speedier than less-speedy options in common tasks.
So unless you’re chasing extreme speed for professional or enthusiast reasons, it’s often best to choose an affordable mainstream drive that has the capacity you need at a price you can afford.