Transcend releases 32GB IDE SSD

By Justin Mann on May 8, 2007, 8:00 PM
One curious but not unexpected side effect of a slow move to solid state disks is that manufacturers who were formerly only dedicated to flash in embedded devices are now beginning to emerge into the hard drive market. Today, Transcend sent out a press release announcing their first 32GB SSD unit, adding on to their existing 8GB and 16GB line. Coupled with a standard IDE interface, it can be used in place of any other IDE device, and of course has the minimal power draw you'd expect from flash based drives. They do not release performance specifications, though likely as we've seen with other flash drives they aren't quite up to par when faced against their mechanical brethren. That aside, it's encouraging to see more vendors releasing solid state disks. Among other things, it will help increase adoption and potentially drive prices down.

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Press Release: Transcend Releases Its 32GB 2.5-inch IDE Solid State Disk (SSD)Taipei, May 8, 2007 Transcend is very pleased to announce its 32GB 2.5-inch IDE Solid State Drive (SSD), which is compatible with most mainstream PC and notebook computers. The 2.5-inch IDE interface SSD has a tough outer metal case, enormous capacities, high reliability, low power consumption and anti-shock features that make it ideal to replace Hard Disk Drives. Transcend's 2.5-inch IDE SSD series has a distinct advantage over standard 2.5" HDDs in that it is a solid-state memory with no moving parts, and therefore not susceptible to mechanical failure as a result of vibrations. It is now available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB memory capacities.Transcend's 2.5-inch IDE SSD is compact in size and its thickness is only 7.4mm, which makes it very easy to install in PCs and notebooks. In addition, the 2.5-inch IDE SSD has built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) functionality that ensures highly reliable data transfer and increases your systems energy efficiency.Product Features • Fully compatible with devices and Operating Systems that support the IDE 44-Pin standard• Built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) to ensure higher data-transfer reliability• Supports up to Ultra DMA Mode 4• Lower power consumption• Shock resistance
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