Transcend 480GB JetDrive 500 SATA III JetDrive Internal SSD

Transcend 480GB JetDrive 500 SATA III JetDrive Internal SSD

Transcend 480GB JetDrive 500 SATA III JetDrive Internal SSD

B&H # TRJD50048010 MFR # TS480GJDM500
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Product Highlights

  • 480GB Internal SSD
  • SATA III 6 Gb/s Interface
  • Sequential Read 495 MB/s
  • Sequential Write 427 MB/s
  • Aluminum Enclosure Kit
  • JetDrive Toolbox Software
  • For Select MacBook Air Computers
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The 480GB JetDrive 500 SATA III JetDrive Internal SSD from Transcend is a replacement SSD with 495 MB/s read and 427 MB/s write speeds for your MacBook. This upgrade kit includes tools, instructions, and an enclosure case that is less than 0.5" thick for housing your original drive. Inside the kit are two types of screwdrivers and a step-by-step guide on how to open your MacBook and copy over the data from your original drive to the JetDrive SSD. Once the JetDrive has been installed, use the JetDrive Toolbox software to check health status and enable TRIM support.

If you want to reuse the original drive as a portable drive for extra storage, Transcend has also provided an enclosure case for it. The enclosure is made from aluminum for protection and is powered via USB 3.0, which supports data transfer rates of up to 5 Gb/s. When you need to travel, use the included pouch to protect the enclosure from scratches.

The 480GB JetDrive 500 works with Late 2010 - Mid 2011 MacBook Air 11" and 13" Models 3,2 / 4,1 / 4,2
In the Box
Transcend 480GB JetDrive 500 SATA III JetDrive Internal SSD
  • Enclosure Case with USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter
  • 3 x Screws for Enclosure Case
  • T5 and P5 Screwdrivers
  • USB Cable
  • Rubber Feet
  • Travel Pouch
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty for SSD
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty for Enclosure Case
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    Transcend JetDrive 500 specs

    Drive Capacity 480.00 GB
    Interface SATA III (6 Gb/s)
    Sequential Read Speed 495 MB/s
    Sequential Write Speed 427 MB/s
    Drive Type SSD
    Form Factor Propietary
    SSD Specs
    Flash Memory Type Synchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
    Included Enclosure
    Interface 1 x USB 3.0 Micro-B
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.1 x 0.4 x 5.1" / 28.2 x 10.8 x 130.0 mm
    Weight 2.1 oz / 60 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 3.7 x 2.2"

    Transcend JetDrive 500 reviews

    480GB JetDrive 500 SATA III JetDrive Internal SSD is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from No instruction on how to solve "fail to restore" issue B&H's expedited delivery service was great! I'm glad to upgrade my MacBook Air storage from 128 to 490 �GB. �However, when I was trying to "clone" my existing ssd with the "restore" function, the process failed. I had never turn FileVault on so I had no idea why it failed. �Transcend's instruction or website FAQ are no help at all. �Finally I had to (1) "Reinstall" MacOs onto the new ssd; (2) use migration assistant to transfer apps and files from the old drive to the new one. �It is not difficult. �However, I wished that this was included in the instruction to save customers from panic attack.
    Date published: 2018-04-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Far So Good A well conceived product with simple instructions and all the necessary tools, cables and accessories. The printed instructions didn't cover the latest OS X versions, though they were on Trancend's website. Weird issues when I first installed & booted until I figured out how to change the startup disk to the new drive (the setting was locked on my computer). Seems to work just like it did before - though obviously with much more breathing room. A life-extending upgrade for a fraction of the cost of a new Mac. Worthwhile.
    Date published: 2015-11-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quite Straight Forward Install The install instruction on Transcend website if very straight forward and likely satisfy 90% of the install. I had an issue in that my original Apply disk has corrupted section and wasn't able to complete the Apple Recovery install successfully. I had to go with Carbon Copy Cloner to force an image copy. Other than the bit of hiccup for me I highly recommend JetDrive your those wanting to upgrade their Mac drive.
    Date published: 2016-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and very worthwhile! Everything I needed was included in the package, though the instructions could've been a little clearer - go online for more details. (Make sure you can do this on another device, like your phone or a tablet!) This has breathed new life into our Macbook Air, with much needed storage space and also breathing space for the operating system to work at it's best. I would thoroughly recommend this product!
    Date published: 2015-04-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked like a charm I'm very please that I bought this ssd drive, now my macbook air from 2011 have 480 GB and is running very fast, so I don't need to buy a new computer and for sure it'll last me for another year or 2.
    Date published: 2015-10-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product Easy to fit Extended the life of my MacBook Air (2011) Seems much faster Took less than a week to deliver to Tasmania Australia
    Date published: 2016-05-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jolly simple upgrade Installation was straightforward and the drive works perfectly based on two weeks of testing.
    Date published: 2015-01-22
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