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Transcend brings SSDs to the ExpressCard form-factor

While most manufacturers are using the 1.8" or 2.5" mobile hard disk drive (HDD) form-factor for solid-state drives (SSDs), Transcend is going a different route with its latest offering. The company has displayed a USB 2.0-based ExpressCard SSD that is available in capacities up to 16GB.

The SSDs are Windows Vista ReadyBoost compatible, feature Error Correction Code (ECC) and wear-leveling algorithms to ensure data integrity. And thanks to the USB 2.0 interface, the SSD shows up as a regular USB flash drive in Windows.

Transcend is also bundling an ExpressCard to USB adapter with the drives for those that would like to use it externally or don't have an ExpressCard slot.

Transcend's ExpressCard SSD will be available in capacities of 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB. Pricing and availability have not been announced, but will surely follow later this month.



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RE: <no subject>
By mindless1 on 4/3/2007 1:45:48 PM , Rating: -1
It drives nothing, flash devices were climbing in capacity previously and would continue to do so regardless of vista.

Readyboost is just one of many marketing line-item tricks to try and convince prospective buyers that they're getting something substantially improved over their previous OS.


RE: <no subject>
By PrezWeezy on 4/3/2007 2:04:36 PM , Rating: 2
If you knew what ReadyBoost did you wouldn't be saying that. Imagine putting your pagefile completely into RAM. Albiet USB is slower than actual RAM, but that should give you some idea of the difference of ReadyBoost. I can certainly tell the difference on my PC.


RE: <no subject>
By Larso on 4/3/07, Rating: -1
"It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay with that." -- Microsoft COO Kevin Turner

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