Transcend today introduced the HSD740 half-slim SATA III 6Gb/s solid state drive (SSD).
Featuring the latest SATA specification, Transcend's HSD740 SATA III half-slim SSD delivers peak performance in industrial grade standards, yet offers smaller dimensions and superior long-term reliability than 2.5" form factor hard disk drives.
Transcend's HSD740 half-slim SATA SSDs are comprised of toggle-mode MLC NAND Flash chips in a compact package that measures just 54mm x 39mm x 4mm. In addition to their compact size, the HSD740 SSD modules feature a high-bandwidth SATA III 6Gb/s interface that helps deliver fast transfer speeds reaching 510MB/s read and 185MB/s write.
Transcend HSD740 half-slim SSD modules are equipped with a host of reliability features including: built-in 40bit/1KB BCH hardware Error Correction Code (ECC) and wear-leveling algorithm for long-term reliable data transfer, full support of the S.M.A.R.T. command to help detect possible hard drive failures before they occur, full support of the TRIM command to automatically remove deleted data permanently, and Native Command Queuing (NCQ), which optimizes the order in which received read and write commands are executed.
The HSD740 supports SATA Device Sleep Mode (DevSleep) - the lowest power state for SATA technology. The DevSleep specification, released by the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO), allows SATA SSDs to completely power off the SATA interface when not in use while still maintaining a fast response time of less than 20ms. In compatible notebooks and tablets, the DevSleep ultra low power state conserves more battery power than current power saving features such as standby mode, and yet can return the SSD to an active state immediately when required.
Transcend's HSD740 half-slim SATA III 6Gb/s SSDs are compliant with the MO-297 JEDEC standard and are available now in 32GB and 64GB capacities.