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Transcend SD720 SSD Review

If you are still looking for an SSD, you wouldn’t have a hard time finding one though you may end up confused as to which one to choose. We are reviewing one of Transcend’s newest products today, the SSD720 128GB model. It has the SandForce 2281 controller.
SSD720 features a 2.5 inch SATA III 6GB/s drive when used for both notebook and desktop systems. It is available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB models. It is protected inside a super slim 7.0mm case, which makes it a good fit for those using Ultrabooks.
The 128GB model of this SSD series offers excellent performance. It can even be considered superior over SandForce 2281-powered SSDs because of its SanDisk MLC NAND flash.

ssd sata3SandForce powered drives are often associated with problems regarding their less than impressive incompressible data performance. However, SSD720 128 GB model has a 475MBs read speed when used with AS SSD. This kind of performance is considered a top one along with the SSD leaders. We think it might be a worthy rival to the SSDs released last year.

SSD720’s IOPS performance is also better than the rest. This is why it has the potential to be used for servers or workstations involving serious work and high demands. We can expect that it can sustain its performance as we’ve seen it now.

When we tried using SSD720 to assess its real world application performance, we were surprised to see that it has held its own and is even one of the fastest SSDs on the market right now. It is just a pace behind the performance provided by the Patriot Wildfire even when it comes to incompressible data performance. We didn’t expect that it can really perform this well because we thought that its NAND configuration would be a limitation.

The current market is full of SSDs with merits of their own. All you have to do as a consumer is choose which one suits your needs best. Since they share almost the same features, you tend to compare their prices to decide.

At the time of writing, the SSD720 costs £129.99 in DABS including VAT. This is already a competitive price. Its 256GB costs £249.99 while its 512GB model sells for £439.99.

Transcend offers its memory devices with a three year warranty, which can already lend peace of mind to the customers. The warranty is even more important with the news about controller problems that involved products from OCZ and Corsair.
We are quite confident to recommend this memory device from Transcend mainly because of its versatility, price and fast speed. It is also a high performance SSD.

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