The Transcend SSD370S boasts the READ speed of 570MB/s and a WRITE speed of 470MB/s which is part of the company's new SSD lineups for desktops PCs or laptops. So let see what it can do anf offer in the review below.

Transcend SATA III 6Gb/s SSD370S SSD (1TB)
Transcend SATA III 6Gb/s SSD370S SSD (1TB)

What's inside the box?

The package of the Transcend SATA III 6Gb/s SSD370S SSD (1TB) contains the following:
  • 1 x Transcend SATA III 6Gb/s MTS800 M.2 SSD 512GB
  • 1 x 3.5-inch Bracket
  • 8 x screws
  • 1 x Warranty Card
  • 1 x Transcend Promotional Flyers

Build & Design
The transcend is a standard 2.5 inch internal drive that is rather simple nut powerful. It is 7mm thick and a bit thinner than a standard laptop hard drive which can work both on desktop PCs or laptops or Ultrabooks as long as it is SATA 3 compatible.

Transcend SATA III 6Gb/s SSD370S SSD
The front of the Transcend SSD370S
The unit is housed in an silver/grey aluminum casing that is light that only weights only 58grams and it feels sturdy to protect the ship inside.  The 3.5 inch aluminum bracket will fit easily to almost all desktop computer units.

Transcend SATA III 6Gb/s SSD370S SSD
The back of the Transcend SSD370S
Transcend SATA III 6Gb/s SSD370S SSD
The side where the SATA III cable would be mounted
Transcend SATA III 6Gb/s SSD370S SSD
Transcend SSD370S with the 3.5 bracket

Tests & Performance
The test is done by attaching the SSD370S to a PC's motherboard via SATA III. The Transcend MTS800 has a usable 953GB storage, the other 47GB is for its own system reserve to function well.

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 and WRITE data were placed in the below chart:

As for the READ  the Sequential got a 530GB/s and 4KQD33 got a 280MB/s transfer speed. As for the WRITE the Sequential got a 456GB/s and 4KQD33 got a 315MB/s transfer speed. The results were close to the claimed speed rates.

Features
  • More space, more to store - Besides the blazing transfer speeds, the SSD370 ranges from 32GB to 1TB capacities that helps you save time to drag and delete files and process large multimedia files within seconds.
  • Save power, fast response - The SSD370 maximizes notebook battery life when not in use thanks to the full support of SATA Device Sleep Mode (DevSleep). DevSleep ultra low power state conserves more battery power than current power saving features such as standby mode by shutting down the SATA interface completely. With a remarkable response time of less than 20 milliseconds, you can start working on your computer again almost instantly.
  • Ultra-slim, ultra-portable - The SSD370 features the industry-standard 2.5" form factor. Yet, it measures just 6.8mm in height and only weighs a mere 63g, which is best suited with thin-and-light notebooks, mainstream PCs, and today's advanced Ultrabooks.
  • A new level of reliability - The SSD370 offers an aggressive garbage collection and recycling system. To further increase the lifespan of the SSD370, built-in wear-leveling and Error Correction Code (ECC) ensure continued reliable data transfer. SSD Scope also includes a convenient System Clone utility to help make upgrading your existing computer to the performance boost of an SSD370 quick and easy.
  • Take control with SSD Scope - To keep your Transcend SSD running fast, clean, and error-free, the advanced SSD Scope software application is available to download and work with the SSD370. SSD Scope allows you to monitor SSD370 health status with S.M.A.R.T. technology, enable the TRIM command in the operating system to help maintain optimum write speeds, and conveniently update SSD firmware, all from a single user-friendly tool.
  • A 3.5" bracket included for PC upgrade - To provide the ultimate choice of PC upgrade, each SSD370 also includes a 3.5-inch bracket. Simply screw the SSD370 onto the 3.5-inch bracket and experience a new level of transfer speeds right away.

Specifications
  • Capacity: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
  • Size: 100mm x 69.85mm x 6.8mm (3.94" x 2.75" x 0.28")
  • Weight: 58g (2.05 oz)
  • Storage Media: Synchronous MLC NAND Flash memory
  • Operating Voltage: DC 5V
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C (32°F) to 70°C (158°F)
  • Certificates: CE, FCC, BSMI
  • Warranty: 3 years (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.

Verdict
The Transcend SATA III 6Gb/s SSD370S SSD (1TB) is very slim, afforable (from other competitions) and fast SSD upgrade for any computers (PCs or laptops) that still run on a hard drive. The 1TB version retails at USD315 or Php20,500 and it has a 3 year manufacturer warranty.

Pros

  • Fast READ and WRITE performance
  • Super slim and portable
  • Includes small 3.5-inch bracket
  • Variety of capacity range

Cons
  • Local pricing is a bit expensive

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