Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today proudly announced that its next generation SSD720 SATA III 6Gb/s solid state drive (SSD) has received an overall 9 out of 10 review score by independent online product reviewer KitGuru. This may be the first Transcend product we have reviewed, but the SSD720 128GB is without doubt, a monster, said the reviewer at KitGuru after the SSD720 produced impressive results in real-world testing.
Taking full advantage of the latest SATA III 6Gb/s specification and driven by a powerful SandForce controller, the SSD720 boasts impressive sequential read/write transfer speeds and lightning-fast 4k random file writes up to 86,000 IOPS. Competing against a huge selection of leading drives from market competitors, the reviewer commended Transcend`s SATA III 6Gb/s SSD720 for its fast transfer performance: It performs better than many of the competing SandForce 2281 powered drives thanks to the use of industry-leading toggle-mode MLC NAND flash chips, and then added, IOPS performance is also well above average, meaning that it can be used for more serious workstation/server duties while maintaining a high level of sustainable throughput.
The SSD720 was especially praised in the ATTO Disk Benchmark performance measurement section of the review: Performance with ATTO is class leading – measuring 559 MB/s read and 526 MB/s write, outperforming all other same-class drives tested. (ATTO is used to measure storage systems performance with various transfer sizes and test lengths for reads and writes). We have no hesitation in recommending this drive as a versatile, fast and competitively priced choice for a high performance boot drive, the reviewer from KitGuru concluded, awarding it a well-deserved Must Have Award.
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