Transcend has announced two new M.2 SSDs designed for compact devices. The 430S and 830S feature 42mm and 80mm form factors, respectively, as well as SATA III 6Gb/s interfaces and DDR3 DRAM caches.
The 430s is rated for sequential read/write speeds of up to 560MB/s and 500MB/s, respectively, and is available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, capacities. On the other hand, the 830S is capable of writing data a bit faster with rated sequential read/write speeds of up to 560MB/s and 520MB/s, respectively. The 830S also comes in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities.
Both of the new M.2 SSDs also feature high-quality 3D NAND flash chips, SLC caching, a RAID engine for stability and data protection, low-density parity check (LDPC) code for automatic error correction, error correction code for detection and correction of potential transfer errors, a Device Sleep mode, and S.M.A.R.T. functionality.
No information on local pricing and availability have been released yet but both drives are covered by Transcend’s five-year limited warranty.