Transcend's M.2 PCI Express (PCIe) SSDs use the PCIeGen3 X4 interface, which is supported by the latest NVM Express (NVMe) 1.2 standard to deliver the next generation of SSD performance. Compatibility, reliability and fast read and write speeds make this technology a must-have for high-end applications such as digital audio/video productions, gaming and enterprise use that require reliable processing of large workloads with no system delays or slowdowns of any kind.
3D extension for outstanding results
In contrast to existing planar NAND chips, 3D NAND is a flash memory type in which memory cells are stacked not only horizontally but also vertically on several levels. 3D NAND is designed to work around the 2D planar NAND density limits to deliver higher levels of performance and endurance.
Transcend's PCIe M.2 SSDs are complemented by RAID engine and Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) encoding and a powerful ECC algorithm to provide the best possible data protection. Manufactured with high-quality 3D TLC or MLC NAND flash chips and a dynamic thermal throttling mechanism, the SSDs guarantee superior endurance and stability for high-end applications.
The importance of PCIe interface and NVMe standard
PCIe (or PCI Express®) is a much faster interface than SATA (or Serial ATA) for connecting SSDs to a host machine. It has one or more lanes, each consisting of a serial interface for sending and receiving, and thus can meet new performance requirements in a significantly better way. NVMe (or NVM Express®) is a host controller interface standard designed to meet the needs of enterprise and client applications that use PCI Express-based solid-state storage. NVMe requires better performance vectors than Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI), including scalable bandwidth, increased IOPS and low latency.
Transcend's M.2 SSDs use the PCIe Gen 3 interface with four lanes and the fast NVMe 1.2 protocol, which allows a theoretical bandwidth of up to 32 Gb / s, well above that of a SATA III interface with 6 Gb / s. The 3D MLC NAND flash chips built into the MTE850, as well as the 3D TLC NAND flash chips built into the MTE820, not only offer a huge speed advantage over 2D NAND, but also lower power consumption and durability. So, Transcend's M.2 PCIe SSDs are an excellent choice for gaming enthusiasts and those who value high transfer speeds and long-lasting reliability.
High reliability at up to 2.500 MB/s
Transcend's MTE850 M.2 SSD features a fast DDR3 DRAM cache that can load frequently used programs faster and dramatically reduce boot time. Thanks to additional SLC caching, the MTE850 achieves read and write rates of up to 2.500 MB/s or 1.100 MB/s.
Also the MTE820 M.2 SSD with 3D TLC NAND flash chips can convince with up to 1760MB/s Reading and 860MB/s Writing. High reliability in data transmission is ensured by Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) error correction.
SSD scope software
Transcend SSDs work extremely reliably with SSD Scope Software, available for free download, a very handy application that helps monitor the health of the SSD and maintain its performance. The SSD Scope software offers many useful features, such as: the display of the drive information and the S.M.A.R.T. Status, performing diagnostic scans, secure erase and firmware updates, and enabling the TRIM command and cloning the system.