Transcend 256GB M.2 SSD 430S SATA III (2242) TS256GMTS430S
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
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 Temperature||0°C (32°F) ~ 70°C (158°F)|
|Sequential Read/Write (CrystalDiskMark)||
512GB 560/500 MB/s
|4K Random Read/Write (IOmeter)||
512GB 80,000/85,000 IOPS
|Terabytes Written (TBW)||
512GB 280 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.
|Warranty||Five-year Limited Warranty|
|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|
|DDR3 DRAM Cache||Yes|
|Advanced Garbage Collection||Yes|
Other DetailsCompatible with any laptop or All in One PC with M.2 2242 size SSD slot
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Arrived very quickly after ordering. Well packaged. Plugged into my laptop, downloaded the software and was paired within 10 minutes. Very happy with my purchase.