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Transcend's ultra-compact SATA III 6Gb/s M.2 SSD 830S addresses the high-performance needs and strict size limitations of small form factor devices, best suited for Ultrabooks and thin, light notebooks. Boasting high-quality flash chips, DDR3 DRAM cache, and enhanced firmware algorithms, Transcend's M.2 SSD 830S delivers optimal reliability.
Unlike the existing planar NAND chips, 3D NAND flash is a type of flash memory in which the memory cells are stacked vertically in multiple layers. 3D NAND is developed to break through density limitations of the 2D planar NAND, and thus can deliver a greater level of performance and endurance.
Compliant with M.2 form factors Type 2242 and 2280, Transcend's 3D NAND M.2 SSDs are perfect for use in Ultrabooks and lightweight notebooks. Measured at just 80mm in length, the M.2 SSD 830S makes for an easy upgrade to your computer, taking up little space while giving it a much needed energy boost.
Featuring the M.2 standard (80mm), the next generation SATA III 6Gb/s interface and a powerful controller, Transcend's M.2 SSD 830S reaches incredible read and write speeds of up to 560MB/s and 520MB/s. When used as a cache, the M.2 SSD 830S provides 1.5 times faster boot time than conventional hard drives.
Dedicated to maximizing high-performance computing, the M.2 SSD 830S features 4k random file read and write speeds up to 90,000 IOPS that deliver incredibly short loading times and almost instant response for heavy graphics and multimedia applications.
The M.2 form factor enables expansion and integration of functions onto a single form factor module solution. M.2 SSDs include a smaller form factor but with larger capacities than that of mSATA and half-slim SSDs.
Despite its extra-small dimensions, the M.2 SSD 830S boasts a DDR3 DRAM cache and contains advanced features to enhance the performance of the SSD.
Model - Transcend 830S, Type - M.2 SATAIII SSD, Storage (GB/TB) - 128GB SSD, Form Factor - M.2 2280, Interface - SATA III 6Gb/s, Flash Type - 3D NAND flash, Read Speed (Max.) - 560MB/s, Write Speed (Max.) - 520MB/s, Random Read IOPS - Up to 55,000, Random Write IOPS - Up to 65,000, TRIM Support - Yes, NCQ Support - Yes, 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 - 9 gm, Others - Features: Space-saving M.2 SATA form factor (80mm) for ultra-compact computing devices, 3D NAND flash memory, DDR3 DRAM cache, SATA III 6Gb/s interface and SLC caching technology for exceptional transfer speeds, Engineered with a RAID engine and LDPC (Low-Density Parity Check) coding to ensure data integrity, Supports Device Sleep Mode (DevSleep) to prolong notebook battery life by intelligently shutting down SATA interface when not in use, Supports S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and NCQ commands, Weight: 10gm, Part No - TS128GMTS830S, 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.