Transcend disclosed official pricing for their latest 1.8-inch SSD18C3 USB 3.0 portable solid state drive (SSD) product. The 64GB model of SSD18C3 will be $235 and the 128GB, $415. Very pricey but remember, this portable hard drive is a lot safer and much faster than regular portable USB hard-drives. In fact, you can also add this to the set of laptop SSD drives in your arsenal in case you’ve purchased one Toshiba Canvio 3.0 Plus 1TB Portable External Hard Drive before, as it offers more bang for your buck.
Transcend points out that their new SSD18C3 USB 3.0 Portable SSD contains no moving parts and thus, more durable. It also operates noiselessly and without causing any heat build-up at all. While it can already survive extreme shock, Transcend still reinforced the SSD18C3 with a slip-resistant and vibration-absorbing silicone outer shell, making it invulnerable to impact damage.
The addition of USB 3.0 port for this shockproof NAND drive, makes it a speed demon when it comes to file transfer. Based on tests, the 64GB model of the SSD18C3 can deliver up to 260MB/s read speed and 110MB/s write speed using the One-Touch Back-up button with the USB 3.0 interface. The 128GB model even does better, it has read/write speed of 260MB/s and 200MB/s respectively.
Despite its high price tag, our Transcend SSD18C3 USB 3.0 Portable SSD review is still very good although a good alternative could be Bufallo HDS-PXVU2: Portable Hard Drive if you love more options (prices and different capacities). However, SSD18C3 is good enough and really a must-have for demanding professionals who need highly-secure means of portable data storage.
Top Transcend SSD18C3 USB 3.0 Portable SSD Features and Specs:
- SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connection options
- Faster and more durable than USB 2.0 portable hard drives
- Connection bandwidth up to 5Gbits per second
- Up to 30% quicker file transfers with optional driver installation
- Durable anti-shock silicone outer shell
- Dual-color LED indicator (power, data transfer & USB 2.0/3.0 connection type)
- One Touch Auto-Backup button
- Includes a free download of JetFlash Elite
Transcend SSD18C3 USB 3.0 Portable SSD comes with a three-year limited warranty from the manufacturers. If you’ll purchase this from online stores or offline retail outlets, you might only get a one-year warranty. Don’t worry, with good user reviews, this solid state drive is less likely to fail after a few years of use so you might not even need to bother returning this product for repair or replacement. Our Transcend RDP8 USB Card Reader is still in good condition after almost a year of using it heavily so we’re confident this company really delivers. Any bad experiences from you will be appreciated. You may use the comments section to share your thoughts.