Transcend SSD220S 120 GB Solid-State Drive Review

  • Overall Rating

  • Performance

  • Features

  • Price

Price: ₹ 2999

Key Specs

    120 GB capacity, DDR3 DRAM cache, 4K random read and write performance, RAID engine, Error Correction Code (ECC), DevSleep, S.M.A.R.T. function, 2.5-inch SSD

Pros: Good transfer speed, affordable, 4K random read and write performance

Cons: None

Bottomline: Transcend SSD220S 120 GB SSD is perfect choice to upgrade your PC or laptop as it comes at affordable price as well as has good transfer speed.

Having an old PC or laptop and want to upgrade to get better performance! SDDs are one of the best solutions to boost your PC or laptop performance. But most of the people avoid investing more into an aged device. However, there are entry level SSDs available that can be beneficial without investing a lot of money.

Recently we received Transcend’s next SSD with the capacity of 120 GB. The company rated it for 550MB/s transfer speed guaranteeing snappy boot-up times and applications load in a flash. It features a DDR3 DRAM cache which provides 4K random read and write performance up to 330MB/s.

The SSD is engineered with a RAID engine and low-density parity check coding to keep data secure. It has the wear-levelling technology to ensure data integrity during transmission. It also features multiple built-in technologies including Error Correction Code (ECC) to help detect and correct potential transfer errors. Device Sleep (DevSleep) mode is there to reduce power consumption and shorten the response time upon wake-up from Sleep or Hibernate. The S.M.A.R.T. function efficiently monitors SSD health conditions. It comes with new SSD Scope software application available for free download that lets you check the drive status anytime.

The 2.5-inch SSD can be easily installed on your desktop and notebook. It is only 6.8mm thick and weighing at 58g. It comes with a 3.5mm bracket for desktop upgrades.

Performance
To test its real-life performance we installed it on our test bed (Intel Core i5 CPU, 4X2 Kingston DDR3 RAM, Windows 10 OS and Cooler Master 350 Plus). While transferring assorted data of 2 GB, it took about 44 seconds from PC to SSD and from SSD to PC took only 10 seconds. Running the benchmarks, it performed well on both Crystal Disk Mark 500.4 MB/s and write 352.7 MB/s speed, and with HD Tune Pro, it delivered 449.1 MB/s and minimum read speed 305.9 MB/s respectively. The booting time of the PC also boosted by 10 seconds.

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