Transcend 256GB ESD400 USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive

Transcend 256GB ESD400 USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive

Transcend 256GB ESD400 USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive

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Product Highlights

  • 256GB Capacity
  • Read Speed up to 410MB/s
  • Write Speed up to 380MB/s
  • Powered via USB 3.0 Port
  • USB 3.0 Cable and Travel Pouch Included
  • Ultra Thin with 0.4" Height
  • Preformatted FAT32 for Windows & Mac
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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The 256GB ESD400 USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive from Transcend allows you to store and rapidly access all your music, video, photo, and data files. The ESD400 is small enough to fit into a shirt pocket as it has the same width and height as a playing card and is 0.4" thick. Compared to hard drives, the SSD's solid-state parts allow it to run coolly and silently, and allow it to withstand shocks and vibrations. Its USB 3.0 port can transfer data up to 10 times the bandwidth of USB 2.0. Because the drive supports USB Attached SCSI Protocol, you can expect read and write speeds of up to 410MB/s and 380MB/s, respectively.

A free download of the Transcend Elite data software makes it easy to keep important files organized, protected, and up-to-date. After you install the software, pressing the button located on top of the ESD400 allows you to instantly back up and synchronize data on your Windows or Mac computer. Included with the ESD400 portable SSD are a travel pouch and USB 3.0 cable.

UPC: 760557828471
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Transcend 256GB ESD400 USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Travel Pouch
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Transcend Compact specs

    Storage Capacity 256 GB
    Connection Interface 1 x USB 3.0 (USB Micro-B)
    Maximum Read Speed 410 MB/s
    Maximum Write Speed 380 MB/s
    Pre-Format FAT32
    Internal Drive
    Internal Interface Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Type Solid-State Drive
    Flash Memory Type  MLC
    Form Factor Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Cache Memory None
    Mean Time Between Failure 1,000,000 Hours
    External Enclosure
    Bus Power USB
    DC Input Power 5 VDC
    Environmental Resistance Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 3.6 x 2.4 x 0.4" / 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.0 cm
    Weight 0.1 lbs / 0.04 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 4.2 x 1.8"

    Transcend Compact reviews

    256GB ESD400 USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Product I have owned many portable SSD drives during the last 5 years or so, and Transcend, so far, are the best in overall performance and reliability. My first portable SSD drive, Transcend 128GB (USB 2) is still working perfectly until now. The 256GB USB 3 version was my second SSD Drive from Transcend, and after many months of usages, I am very happy with it, and that's why I am ordering the 512GB version.
    Date published: 2014-08-22
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Subpar performance. Expected more The size and USB 3 are good, but the performance is lacking. I used blackmagic to test its read & write, and found it averaged max write at 180 MB/s, and max read at 320 MB/s. The read rate is good, but the write performance on it was less than stellar. I would recommend the SAMSUNG 250GB USB 3.0 Portable SSD T1 over this one. I own both, and found that the Samsung delivers better write speeds at around 310 MB/s (it's reads are in the 320's as well).
    Date published: 2015-09-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact & Fast I bought this primarily to use to back up image files when I am traveling. Since it is a SSD drive it does not have have internal moving parts like a hard drive so it should be more stable storage. It is working great and it is fast so I will safe time backing up. Also, it is very compact. I would estimate it is less than 25% the size of a portable USD drive. Transcend is a good dependable brand. I have a few of their portable USB drive too and they have performed well for me.
    Date published: 2015-06-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compact drive works great I use this portable drive as a backup for by laptop when in the field taking photos. Should the laptop drive fail I still have my photos on the portable drive. I like the fact that the portable drive is solid state and more rugged than a conventional drive with a spinning disc than is more prone to shocks and damage. I recently used this drive on a two week vacation and backed up files every night. The backups went smoothly and quickly and when I got home I transferred all the files from the portable drive to my desktop computer easily. The only complaint I have is with the loose cable with a USB connection that must be carried. A built-in cable or a slide-out USB connector would have been a more sleek design.
    Date published: 2017-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a deal! This is my first external SSD and I am not disappointed. It's small and exceptionally fast. It is also very reasonably priced.
    Date published: 2016-04-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast, reliable, and affordable. This little bad boy is fast and was easy to set up and use on my MBP. I love it.
    Date published: 2016-12-22
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