Product Id: 04.02.047.26
Quick OverviewTranscend 110S 256GB M.2 2280 (M-Key) PCIe Gen3x4 SSD Drive #TS256GMTE110S
|Type||M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3x4 SSD|
|Form Factor (Inch)||M.2|
|Read Speed (Max.)||1800MB/s|
|Write Speed (Max.)||1500MB/s|
|Interface.||NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4|
|Flash Type||3D NAND flash|
|OS Compatibility||Windows 7, 8, 10, Linux Kernel 2.6.31 or later|
|Dimensions||80 x 22 x 3.58mm|
|Others||Weight: 8gm, Specialty: Compelling performance for high-end applications, Understanding the PCIe interface, Understanding the NVMe standard, 3D expansion to break through limits, Better endurance, higher reliability, Transcend SSD Scope software|
Transcend's PCIe SSD 110S utilizes the PCI Express® Gen3 x4 interface supported by the latest NVMe™ standard, to unleash next-generation performance. The PCIe SSD 110S aims at high-end applications, such as digital audio/video production, gaming, and enterprise use, which require constant processing heavy workloads with no system lags or slowdowns of any kind. Powered by 3D NAND flash memory, the PCIe SSD 110S gives you not only fast transfer speeds but unmatched reliability.
Transcend's PCIe SSD 110S follows NVMe 1.3 and utilizes the PCIe Gen3 x4 interface, meaning four lanes are used for transmitting and receiving data simultaneously, resulting in compelling performance of up to 1,700MB/s read and 1,400MB/s write.
Note: Performance is based on CrystalDiskMark v5.0.2.
PCIe (or PCI Express®) is a much faster interface than SATA (or Serial ATA) for connecting a host computer to solid-state storage devices over one or more lanes consisting of one transmit and one receive serial interface in each lane, meaning it can better fulfill new performance requirements.
NVMe (or NVM Express®) is a host controller interface standard designed to address the needs of enterprise and client applications that utilize PCI Express-based solid-state storage. NVMe calls for better performance vectors than AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface), including scalable bandwidth, increased IOPS, and low latency.
Unlike the existing planar NAND chips, 3D NAND flash is a type of flash memory in which the memory cells are stacked vertically in multiple layers. 3D NAND is developed to break through density limitations of the 2D planar NAND, and thus can deliver a greater level of performance and endurance.
Transcend's PCIe SSD 110S is engineered with LDPC (Low-Density Parity Check) coding, a powerful ECC algorithm, to keep data secure. Manufactured with high-quality NAND flash chips, and engineered dynamic thermal throttling mechanism, the PCIe SSD 110S guarantees superior endurance and stability for high-end applications.
To keep your Transcend SSD running fast and error-free, Transcend's SSD Scope software application is available for download free of charge. Monitor your SSD's health status with S.M.A.R.T. technology, enable the TRIM command for optimum write speeds, keep your SSD's firmware up-to-date, and migrate data from your original drive to a new SSD with just a few clicks.
Model - Transcend 110S, Type - PCIe Gen3x4 SSD Drive, From Factor - M.2 2280, Capacity - 256GB SSD, Interface - NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4, Flash Type - 3D NAND flash, Read Speed (Max.) - 1800MB/s, Write Speed (Max.) - 1500MB/s, Dimension - 80 x 22 x 3.58mm, OS Compatibility - Windows 7, 8, 10, Linux Kernel 2.6.31 or later, Part Number - TS256GMTE110S, Others - Weight: 8gm, Specialty: Compelling performance for high-end applications, Understanding the PCIe interface, Understanding the NVMe standard, 3D expansion to break through limits, Better endurance, higher reliability, Transcend SSD Scope software, Warranty - 3 Year
Solid State Drive [SSD] offers lightning speed for your PC to boot up and run applications compared to the traditional Hard disks. While your processor can handle billions of cycles per second, it spends a lot of time waiting for your drive to feed data. Hard drives are particularly sluggish because they have moving parts and platters that have to spin up. To get optimal performance, you need a good SSD. We are here to provide the knowledge you need to make an informed purchasing decision.
Here are the facts you need to take into account while purchasing a SSD:
Find out if you have slots for M.2 drives on your motherboard and room in the chassis. If not, you may need a 2.5-inch drive instead.
Make sure you trust the quality of the manufacturer if you plan to use the SSD for the long term. The quality of the manufacturer will be reflected in how the wear patterns of the SSD are managed as well as the possibility of whether or not you get a warning before your SSD dies.
Most SSDs range from 120 GB to 2 TB. 120 GB drives are the cheapest but adequately capable of handling operating system and productivity applications. It costs a little extra to step up from 120 to 250 GB but the money is well spent in terms of performance. 500GB is the sweet spot between price, performance, and capacity for most users – particularly if you don't have the budget for a 1TB model.
Remember that high-end drives, while technically faster, won’t often feel speedier than less-speedy options in common tasks.
So unless you’re chasing extreme speed for professional or enthusiast reasons, it’s often best to choose an affordable mainstream drive that has the capacity you need at a price you can afford.