Transcend Unveils Embedded 3D NAND SSD Solutions with Enhanced Reliability and Wide Temperature Range for the AIoT Market

Transcend Information Inc., a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, proudly presents a new line of solid-state drives made for the high-end embedded market. Made of top-tier 3D NAND and featuring enhanced endurance as well as exceptional thermal tolerance, this latest line-up comprises SSDs in the 2.5” SATA III, PCIe M.2, and SATA III M.2 form factors. Rated to endure 3K P/E (Program/Erase) cycles, and engineered to withstand extreme operating temperatures from -40°C to 85°C, these SSDs are made to reliably operate with embedded applications, including AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things), ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems), IoV (Internet of Vehicles), and surveillance systems. 

3K P/E Cycles Plus Wide Temperature Functionality Mean Greater Endurance, Reliability, and Stability


Featured in this release are V-series SSDs with enhanced endurance and I-series drives with both enhanced endurance and a wide operating temperate range. Available in four form factors including 2.5” SATA III, PCIe M.2, and SATA III M.2 (Type 2242 and 2280), these SSDs meet the strict size requirements of many embedded platforms. All Transcend SSDs are built of the highest quality 3D NAND flash. In 3D NAND flash, memory cells are stacked vertically in multiple layers to overcome the density limitations of planar NAND. With an endurance rating of 3K P/E cycles – the same as that of MLC NAND – these SSDs deliver stellar performance and optimal reliability. The I-series is tested to ensure reliable operation across a wide temperature range from -40°C to 85°C, allowing it to be used safely in extreme operating environments for an extended period of time.

PCIe NVMe Interface for Consistently Impressive Speeds


Within the new line-up, the MTE550T-V and the MTE550T-I M.2 2280 SSDs meet NVMe 1.3 standards and utilize the PCIe Gen3 x4 interface, meaning four lanes are used for transmitting and receiving data simultaneously. The result is a compelling performance of up to 1,800 MB/s read and 800 MB/s write. Low power consumption and excellent reliability are also hallmarks of this construction, ensuring long-term dependability. 

In-House Technologies for Prolonged Product Lifespan


The new line of SSDs comes fortified with many of Transcend’s advanced in-house technologies. SLC caching and a RAID engine power up read and write speeds and extend product life; a RAID engine protects data and enhances drive stability, and LDPC (Low-Density Parity Check) Error Correction Code detects and corrects bit errors for greater reliability. These features are all crucial for memory products being used in, for example, AIoT applications.

Transcend Exclusive SSD Scope Pro Software

The proprietary SSD Scope software is a tailor-made kit that measures an SSD’s health. Tools include View Drive Information, View S.M.A.R.T. Status, Diagnostic Scan, Secure Erase, Firmware Update, TRIM Enable, Health Indicator, and System Clone.

All of Transcend’s embedded 3D NAND SSDs are covered by a three-year limited warranty.

Product Line-up

Interface

V-series: Enhanced reliability 

I-series: Enhanced reliability and
a wide operating temperature range   

 

SATA III 2.5”

SSD450K-V

128GB, 256GB,
512GB

SSD450K-I

128GB, 256GB,
512GB

 
 

PCIe M.2 2280

MTE550T-V

128GB, 256GB,
512GB

MTE550T-I

128GB, 256GB,
512GB

 
 

SATA III M.2 2280

MTS950T-V

128GB, 256 GB,
512GB

MTS950T-I

128GB, 256GB,
512GB

 

SATA III M.2 2242

MTS550T-V

64GB, 128GB,
256GB

MTS550T-I

64GB, 128GB,
256GB

 

Expertise and Visions


Transcend has for many years been actively tapping into the embedded application market, providing this sector with much-needed technologies that address quality, stability, and reliability, and bringing the power of these tools to bear in many industries. Transcend continues to diversify its SSD solutions, keeping up with new trends in computing and automation to satisfy customer demand. For embedded customers, Transcend will continue to provide professional technical services and support.

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