Open Box - Transcend 256GB M.2 SATA III 430S series SSD (2242)

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Transcend 256GB M.2 SSD 430S SATA III (2242) TS256GMTS430S

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Made to fit. Ultra-compact.
Transcend's ultra-compact SATA III 6Gb/s M.2 SSD 430S 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, DDR3 DRAM cache, and enhanced firmware algorithms, Transcend's M.2 SSD 430S delivers optimal reliability.

3D expansion to break through limits
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.

Perfect for your Ultrabook
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 430S makes for an easy upgrade to your computer, taking up little space while giving it a much-needed energy boost.

Superior transfer speeds
Featuring the M.2 standard (42mm), the next-generation SATA III 6Gb/s interface and a powerful controller, Transcend's M.2 SSD 430S reaches incredible read and write speeds of up to 560MB/s and 500MB/s. When used as a cache, the M.2 SSD 430S provides 1.5 times faster boot time than conventional hard drives.

High IOPS to speed up loading times
Dedicated to maximizing high-performance computing, the M.2 SSD 430S features 4k random file read and write speeds up to 85,000 IOPS that deliver incredibly short loading times and almost instant response for heavy graphics and multimedia applications.

Store more in less space
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.

Potent and feature-laden
Despite its extra-small dimensions, the M.2 SSD 430S boasts a DDR3 DRAM cache and contains advanced features to enhance the performance of the SSD.

SSD Scope software
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. Download here

Guaranteed quality
Transcend’s solid-state drives are built to the highest standards and rigorously tested, and offer outstanding quality, performance, and reliability.


Dimensions 42.0 mm x 22.0 mm x 3.58 mm (1.65" x 0.87" x 0.14")
Weight 5 g (0.18 oz)
Bus Interface SATA III 6Gb/s
Flash Type 3D NAND flash
Capacity 128 GB/256 GB/512 GB
Operating Environment  
Operating Temperature 0°C (32°F) ~ 70°C (158°F)
Operating Voltage 3.3V±5%
Sequential Read/Write (CrystalDiskMark)

512GB 560/500 MB/s
256GB 530/400 MB/s
128GB 560/380 MB/s

4K Random Read/Write (IOmeter)

512GB 80,000/85,000 IOPS
256GB 45,000/70,000 IOPS
128GB 35,000/80,000 IOPS

Terabytes Written (TBW)

512GB 280 TBW
256GB 140 TBW
128GB   70 TBW

Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 2,000,000 hour(s)
Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD) 0.3 (5 yrs)
Note Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, usage, and storage capacity.
The workload used to rate DWPD may be different from your actual workload, which may vary due to host hardware, software, usage, and storage capacity.
Certificate CE/FCC/BSMI/KC/RCM
Warranty Five-year Limited Warranty
System Requirement  
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 10
Linux Kernel 2.6.31 or later
Note Please make sure that your computer has a M.2 slot.
TRIM & NCQ Command Yes
S.M.A.R.T. Yes
DDR3 DRAM Cache Yes
Advanced Garbage Collection Yes
DevSleep Mode No
RAID Engine Yes
LDPC Coding Yes


Compatible with any laptop or All in One PC with M.2 2242 size SSD slot