Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today introduced the ESD200, its latest portable solid state drive (SSD) featuring the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. The compact, easy-to-carry ESD200 delivers real-world transfer rates of up to 260MB/s; offering significantly improved mobile storage performance for consumers demanding high-speed data transfer.
The ESD200 USB 3.0 Portable SSD is equipped with a next-generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection interface that provides 10 times the bandwidth of USB 2.0. When connected to a USB 3.0 port, the ESD200 boasts incredible transfer speeds of up to 260MB/s read and 225MB/s write; fast enough to transfer a full 4.7GB DVD movie in just 15 seconds. Also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, the ESD200 ensures that users will be able to move files between computers that do not support SuperSpeed USB 3.0.
Due to its absence of moving parts, Transcend's flash-equipped ESD200 SSD runs cool and silent, and can withstand excessive shock or vibration. Taking full advantage of solid-state storage technology, the ESD200 not only offers superior durability and reliability, but is also much smaller and lighter than conventional portable hard drives. Perfect for everyday portability, this credit card sized SSD includes a handy travel pouch to protect the drive’s sleek outer case against scratches during transport.
For added value, the ESD200 includes a free download of the exclusive Transcend Elite data management tool that helps increase productivity. With this convenient software, users can easily perform incremental backups, secure confidential information with 256-bit AES Encryption, and much more. Moreover, the ESD200’s unique One Touch auto-backup button enables users to instantly backup and synchronize data with their notebook or desktop PC, ensuring that their important files are safely stored in a secondary backup location.
Transcend’s new ESD200 Solid State Drive is now available for a suggested price of US$239 for the 128GB model and US$429 for the 256GB model. All models are backed by a three-year warranty.