Transcend 256GB M.2 2280 NVME PCIe Gen3x4 3D TLC SSD
PCIe SSD 220S
Transcend's PCIe SSD 220S 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. Utilizing the PCI Express® Gen3 x4 interface supported by the latest NVMe™ standard, 3D NAND flash memory, an 8-channel controller, and a DRAM cache, the PCIe SSD 220S offers supreme transfer speeds that override others.
Supreme transfer speeds
Transcend's PCIe SSD 220S follows NVMe 1.3 and utilizes the PCIe™ Gen3 x4 interface, meaning four lanes are used for transmitting and receiving data simultaneously. Its 8-channel controller supports ultra high data throughput, resulting in compelling performance of up to 3,500MB/s read and 2,700MB/s write.
Note: Performance is based on CrystalDiskMark v5.0.2.
Understanding the PCIe interface
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.
Understanding the NVMe standard
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.
3D expansion to break through limits
Unlike planar NAND memory, 3D NAND flash features memory cells stacked vertically in multiple layers. 3D NAND overcomes density limitations of 2D planar NAND, and delivers a higher level of performance and endurance.
Better endurance, higher reliability
Transcend's PCIe SSD 220S is engineered with LDPC (Low-Density Parity Check) coding, a powerful ECC algorithm, to keep data secure. Manufactured with high-quality 3D NAND flash chips, and engineered dynamic thermal throttling mechanism, the PCIe SSD 220S guarantees superior endurance and stability for high-end applications.
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.
Transcend’s solid-state drives are built to the highest standards and rigorously tested, and offer outstanding quality, performance, and reliability.
|Dimensions||80 mm x 22 mm x 3.58 mm (3.15" x 0.87" x 0.14")|
|Weight||10 g (0.35 oz)|
|M.2 Type||2280-D2-M (Double-sided)|
|Bus Interface||NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4|
|Flash Type||3D NAND flash|
|Operating Temperature||0°C (32°F) ~ 70°C (158°F)|
|Sequential Read/Write (CrystalDiskMark)||
2TB up to 3,500/2,700 MB/s
1TB up to 3,400/1,900 MB/s
512GB up to 3,300/2,100 MB/s
256GB up to 3,300/1,100 MB/s
|4K Random Read/Write (IOmeter)||
2TB up to 340,000/310,000 IOPS
1TB up to 300,000/340,000 IOPS
512GB up to 210,000/310,000 IOPS
256GB up to 210,000/290,000 IOPS
|Terabytes Written (TBW)||
2TB 4,400 TBW
1TB 2,200 TBW
512GB 1,100 TBW
256GB 550 TBW
|Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)||2,000,000 hour(s)|
|Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD)||1.2 (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.
Some motherboards only provide PCIe x2 connections for the M.2 slot, creating a bottleneck on even the fastest drives.
|Warranty||Five-year Limited Warranty|
|Warranty Policy||Warranty does not apply when SSD Scope's wear-out indicator displays 0% within the warranty coverage.|
|Package Contents||Full unit|
Microsoft Windows 7
|Note||Systems for use with the PCIe M.2 SSD must have an M.2 connector with only an M key. B-key connectors are not compatible. Improper insertion may lead to damage.|
|DDR3 DRAM Cache||Yes|
|Advanced Garbage Collection||Yes|
Please click here for more information about the Transcend Warranty Policy.
Warranty does not apply when SSD Scope's wear-out indicator displays 0% within the warranty coverage.