Transcend introduces 1.8" Portable SSD in India

Transcend has announced the availability of its new 1.8-inch portable solid state drive (SSD) -- the SSD18M in India. The Transcend 1.8-inch portable SSD is available in 3 different capacities of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities. According to a press release, the SSD18M offers greater resistance to shock and vibration and comes with both eSATA and USB2.0 interface options.

The release further claims that the eSATA interface provides a maximum read speed of 90MB/s and write speeds of 50MB/s. The SSD18M features dimensions of 80mm x 50mm x 12.5mm and weighs 50g. The SSD also has built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) functionality.

The prices for the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models are Rs. 7,000 (US$143); Rs. 12,000 and Rs. 20,000 respectively and all the models come with a two year warranty.

The release quotes Austin Huang, Regional Head - Sales, SAARC & APAC, Transcend, " Unlike traditional hard disk drives, this handy device (SSD18M) is made of reliable NAND flash memory that contains no moving parts, which not only eliminates the possibility of mechanical failure resulting from vibration and shock, but also provides substantial weight savings and reduced power consumption."