What does “industrial-grade” mean for an SSD? The Transcend SSD430 has this signature, and let’s find out what it means together.
Well, it means reliability instead of durability – and Transcend claims that the industrial-grade SSD430 comes with low-density parity check (LDPC) and error-correction code (ECC). It connects via the SATA III 6Gb/s interface and delivers up to 560MB/s read and 490MB/s write speed with its 3D MLC NAND flash chips theoretically.
This is where things get a little funny. The Transcend SSD430 comes in either 120GB or 240GB capacities only but comes with a DDR3 DRAM cache and SLC cache that boosted its read and write speeds. As mentioned earlier, the Transcend SSD430 also comes with LDPC ECC, Device Sleep mode, Power Shield, Intelligent Block Management, and Global Wear Leveling for long-term reliability and endurance.
Paired with Transcend’s very own SSD Scope Pro software, its health and all other parameters can be monitored to ensure everything is up and running all the time. It will notify when its lifespan is up, and that’s important.
The Transcend SSD430 comes in 120GB or 240GB capacities as mentioned earlier and is covered with Transcend’s 3-year limited warranty.