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Transcend Announces 42mm 430S and 80mm 830s M.2 SSDs

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.