Transcend Portable SSD

Transcend unleashes new portable SSD with SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Sydney, Australia, July 14, 2011 – Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a worldwide leader in memory and storage products, today introduced a new addition to its SSD family – the SSD18C3 1.8” USB 3.0 portable solid-state drive (SSD).

Combining the benefits of USB 3.0 with all the performance and durability advantages of solid-state technology, the SSD18C3 provides unparalleled speed and stability that conventional portable hard drives cannot match. The SSD18C3 features Turbo mode to boost data transfer speeds, a One Touch auto-backup button to backup and synchronise data instantly, and Transcend’s exclusive JetFlash Elite software for productive data management, all housed in a strong yet striking exterior that can survive excessive bumps and bangs.

Turbo mode: Data transfer rates up to 260MB/s

The SSD18C3 is a true solid-state drive based on high quality NAND flash memory. It includes an innovative device driver engineered to significantly enhance USB transfer speeds. Once installed, the SSD18C3 will switch into Turbo mode, increasing data transfer speeds up to an incredible 260MB/s when connected to a USB 3.0 port. Such high performance makes the SSD18C3 an ideal storage solution for read-intensive applications – even an entire DVD movie takes only a quick 15 seconds to process. Also compatible with USB 2.0, the SSD18C3 ensures that users will be able to transfer files on computers not yet equipped with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port.

Extra durable with rubberised exterior

Given that SSDs have no moving parts, the SSD18C3 internal SSD operates quietly and cool, and can withstand excessive shock or vibration. For increased durability, the SSD18C3 is enveloped in a vibration-absorbing and slip-resistant silicone external shell and with its especially robust housing and shockproof storage technology, it is ideal for users who require high performance on the go, without having to worry about accidental impact damage. The SSD18C3 is only about the size of a deck of poker playing cards making it ultra light and portable to carry around.

One Touch auto-backup, JetFlash Elite software

The SSD18C3 offers an array of advanced features, including an extremely convenient One Touch auto-backup button. The One Touch backup system, which can be activated with the preloaded Backup Manager software, allows users to instantly backup and synchronise data with a simple push of a button. Users can also download the exclusive Transcend JetFlash Elite data management tool to assist with using the SSD18C3 more productively, such as for automatic website authentication or checking non web-based email accounts remotely, plainly by plugging the device into any computer with Internet access.

The SSD18C3 64GB is now available in Australia and New Zealand – RRP: AU$299.00 inc GST, NZ$399.00.

Transcend products are distributed in Australia by Cellnet, Synnex Australia, WestGroup and in New Zealand by Cellnet, Datawell (NZ), Ingram Micro New Zealand, Synnex New Zealand.