Product Id: 04.02.047.20
Quick OverviewTranscend 120GB M.2 2242 SATA SSD Drive # TS120GMTS420S
|Type||M.2 2242 SATAIII SSD|
|Form Factor (Inch)||M.2|
|Read Speed (Max.)||560MB/s|
|Write Speed (Max.)||500MB/s|
|Interface.||SATA III 6Gb/s|
|Flash Type||3D NAND flash|
|OS Compatibility||Windows 7, 8, 10, Linux Kernel 2.6.31 or later|
|Dimensions||42 x 22 x 3.58mm|
|Others||Weight: 8gm, DDR3 DRAM cache, Supports S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and NCQ commands, Specialty: Space-saving M.2 SATA form factor (42mm) for ultra-compact computing devices, 3D NAND flash chips, SATA III 6Gb/s interface and SLC caching technology for exceptional transfer speeds, Engineered with a RAID engine and LDPC (Low-Density Parity Check) coding to ensure data integrity, Supports Device Sleep Mode (DevSleep) to prolong notebook battery life by intelligently shutting down SATA interface when not in use|
Transcend's ultra-compact SATA III 6Gb/s M.2 SSD 420S addresses the high-performance needs and strict size limitations of small form factor devices, best suited for Ultrabooks and thin, light notebooks. Boasting high-quality flash chips and enhanced firmware algorithms, Transcend's M.2 SSD 420S delivers optimal reliability.
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.
Compliant with M.2 form factors Type 2242 and 2280, Transcend's 3D NAND M.2 SSDs are perfect for use in Ultrabooks and lightweight notebooks. Measured at just 42mm in length, the M.2 SSD 420S makes for an easy upgrade to your computer, taking up little space while giving it a much needed energy boost.
Featuring the M.2 standard (42mm), the next generation SATA III 6Gb/s interface and a powerful controller, Transcend's M.2 SSD 420S reaches incredible read and write speeds of up to 500MB/s and 430MB/s. When used as a cache, the M.2 SSD 420S provides 1.5 times faster boot time than conventional hard drives.
Dedicated to maximizing high-performance computing, the M.2 SSD 420S features 4k random file read and write speeds up to 75,000 IOPS that deliver incredibly short loading times and almost instant response for heavy graphics and multimedia applications.
The M.2 form factor enables expansion and integration of functions onto a single form factor module solution. M.2 SSDs include a smaller form factor but with larger capacities than that of mSATA and half-slim SSDs.
Despite its extra-small dimensions, the M.2 SSD 420S contains advanced features to enhance the performance of the SSD. Engineered with a RAID engine and featuring built-in SLC caching technology, it utilizes LDPC coding to correct errors and ensure data integrity.
Transcend SSD Scope is advanced, user-friendly software that makes it easy to ensure your Transcend SSD remains healthy, and continues to run fast and error-free by determining the condition and optimizing the performance of your drive.
Model - Transcend TS120GMTS420S, Type - SATAIII M.2 SSD, From Factor - M.2 2242, Capacity - 120GB SSD, Interface - SATA III 6Gb/s, Flash Type - 3D NAND flash, Read Speed (Max.) - 560MB/s, Write Speed (Max.) - 500MB/s, Dimension - 42 x 22 x 3.58mm, OS Compatibility - Windows 7, 8, 10, Linux Kernel 2.6.31 or later, Part Number - TS120GMTS420S, Others - Weight: 8gm, DDR3 DRAM cache, Supports S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and NCQ commands, Specialty: Space-saving M.2 SATA form factor (42mm) for ultra-compact computing devices, 3D NAND flash chips, SATA III 6Gb/s interface and SLC caching technology for exceptional transfer speeds, Engineered with a RAID engine and LDPC (Low-Density Parity Check) coding to ensure data integrity, Supports Device Sleep Mode (DevSleep) to prolong notebook battery life by intelligently shutting down SATA interface when not in use, 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.