Transcend let us review one of their newest and fastest SSD for the PC with a claimed speed of 560MB/s read and 460MB/s write transfer rate. This Transcend SATA III 6Gb/s MTS800 M.2 SSD 512GB is perfect for people who need good data transfer speed and has little space to place a new storage to their computers.

Transcend SATA III 6Gb/s MTS800 M.2 SSD (512GB) Review

What's inside the box?

The package of the Transcend SATA III 6Gb/s MTS800 M.2 SSD 512GB contains the following:
  • 1 x Transcend SATA III 6Gb/s MTS800 M.2 SSD 512GB
  • 1 x Warranty Card
  • 1 x Transcend Promotional Flyers

Build & Design
The Transcend MTS800 is a pretty simple SSD that you can attached directly into your PC. The SSD itself is naked that looks like a RAM card, it has no heatsink or any covering. The MTS800 is pretty small, it's only a bit bigger on a regular USB flash drive.


The Transcend MTS800 is very light and small

Tests & Performance
The test is done by attaching the MTS800 to a PC's motherboard unit. The Transcend MTS800 has a usable 467GB storage, the other 45GB is for its own system reserve to function well.
CrystalDisk Info
In this part, we have tested the unit using the Crystal Disk Mark which a benchmarking software to measure the performance of the SSD storage device, it is also used as a standard in tests. The testing size is set to 1,000MB or 1GB and the Read 7 Write data were placed in the below chart:

As for the READ  the Sequential got a 526GB/s and 4KQD33 got a 286MB/s transfer speed. As for the WRITE the Sequential got a 459GB/s and 4KQD33 got a 310MB/s transfer speed.


As for the AS SSD Copy, it tells the performance on how the different files like ISO, Program and a Game behaves in the transfer rate. 

Features
  • Space-saving M.2 form factor (80mm) – ideal for mobile computing devices
  • Supports DevSleep mode, which allows devices to completely shut down the SATA interface and conserve battery life unlike existing partial/slumber states
  • DDR3 DRAM cache
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and NCQ command
  • RoHS compliant

Specifications
  • Capacity: 32GB, 64G, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
  • Dimensions: (max.) 80.0mm × 22.0mm × 3.58mm (3.15" x 0.87" x 0.14")
  • Weight: 9g (0.32 oz)
  • Storage Media: MLC NAND Flash memory
  • Operating Voltage: DC 3.3V±5%
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C(32°F) to 70°C(158°F)
  • Certificates: CE, FCC, BSMI
  • Warranty: Three-year Limited Warranty (The 3 years warranty does not apply when SSD Scope's wear-out indicator shows 0% within 3 years.)

*Note: Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, usage and storage capacity.


System Requirements
  • Desktop or notebook computer with a M.2 (MTS800) interface (A SATA 6Gb/s port is needed for best performance)

Required OS

  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.31, or later

Verdict
The Transcend MT800 M.2 SSD is offering a great speed and performance for your budget although in our tests it is a bit lower in the rated speed performance of 550MB/s READ and 460MB/s WRITE. But so far this is a fast transfer rate SSD in compare with other products in the market.

Pros
  • Fast Read and Write performance
  • Very cost effective M2 Slot SSD
  • Have different capacitis to choose from
  • No frills in installation


Con
  • A bit below in the rated specs


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