New Transcend Jet drives 820, 725, 720, 520 and 500 SSD's for Macbook Air and Macbook Pro Retina laptops

Posted by James on 28th Aug 2014

Transcend Releases JetDrive SSD Upgrade Kits to Boost MacBook Performance and Capacity


Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend ), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of its JetDrive SSD Upgrade Kits aimed at MacBook computers. The JetDrive Upgrade Kits are ideal for professional photographers, videographers, and graphic artists looking to enhance the performance and capacity of their MacBook system, and even includes an easy-to-use drive enclosure for converting the original SSD or HDD into a new USB 3.0 portable storage device.

Faster Performance and Increased Storage
Built on the next-generation SATA III 6Gb/s interface to achieve lightning-fast transfer speeds of up to 560MB/s, upgrading to a Transcend JetDrive SSD translates into faster system boot up and application launch times, while offering the lag-free responsiveness and stability necessary for data-intensive computing and advanced gaming. Moreover, the newly-released SSDs are available in capacities of up to 960GB, offering the perfect combination of speed and high-density storage.

SSD Upgrade Kit – Sleek USB 3.0 External Enclosure
For added value, JetDrive SSDs come bundled with all the tools necessary to facilitate the upgrade process and an elegant USB 3.0 external drive enclosure aesthetically designed to look like a natural extension of the MacBook system. In just a few simple steps, the original, factory-installed SSD or HDD can be transformed into a sleek new USB 3.0 external storage device to store and backup documents, photos, music, and movies. The enclosure is made of durable aluminum. The result is a design that is sturdy yet ultra light and easy to carry, and includes a handy travel pouch to protect the drive against scratches during transport.

JetDrive Toolbox SSD Monitoring Software
Transcend JetDrive Toolbox brings together the latest technology for determining the condition and optimizing performance of a JetDrive SSD into a single user-friendly tool. JetDrive Toolbox uses S.M.A.R.T. technology to analyze the health status of the Transcend JetDrive SSD and includes a convenient tool for enabling TRIM, which helps to maintain optimum write speeds and prevent long-term SSD wear.

Compatibility and Warranty Information
Transcend’s JetDrive SSD Upgrade Kits consist of four SSD models, each fully tested for compatibility and reliability, and backed by Transcend’s five-year limited warranty.

System Year Model Identifier JetDrive 500 JetDrive 520 JetDrive 720 JetDrive 725
MacBook Air 11" Late 2010 MacBookAir3,1 240 GB
Mid 2011 MacBookAir4,1 240480960 GB
Mid 2012 MacBookAir5,1 240480 960 GB
MacBook Air 13" Late 2010 MacBookAir3,2 240 480 960 GB
Mid 2011 MacBookAir4,2 240480 960GB
Mid 2012 MacBookAir5,2 240 480 960 GB

MacBook Pro 13" Retina®

Late 2012




240 / 480 / 960 GB

MacBook Pro 15" Retina®

Mid 2012 MacBookPro10,1 240 / 480 / 960 GB
MacBook Pro 15" Retina® Early2013 MacBookPro10,1 240 / 480 / 960 GB

JetDrive 820  240GB480GB960GB (compatible Mac models models below)   

MacBook Air Mid 2013 - 2017 MacBook Air 6,1 / 6,2 / 7,1 / 7,2  
MacBook Pro (Retina) Late 2013 - Mid 2015 MacBook Pro 11,1 / 11,2 / 11,3 / 11,4 / 11,5 / 12,1
Mac mini Late 2014 Mac mini 7,1
Mac Pro Late 2013 Mac Pro 6,1



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