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Transcend 32GB SSD, 2.5- Inch, IDE, MLC


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  • Form Factor - 2.5" - Internal
  • Dimensions WxDxH - 69.85 x 100.00 x 7.40 mm
  • Weight - 80g
  • Connector -- 44-Pin standard IDE/ATA connector (Pitch 2.0 mm)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Transcend
  • Model: TS32GSSD25-M
  • Memory Storage Capacity: 32 GB
  • Hardware Platform: PC

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 5.6 x 1.4 inches ; 1.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000T9QRKE
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: TS32GSSD25-M
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 6, 2007

Product Description

Due to smaller size (fit the standard dimensions of 2.5¿ IDE Hard Disk Drives), huge capacity, high speed, and low power consumption, Solid State Disk is perfect replacement storage device for PCs, Laptops, gaming systems, and handheld devices. Features -- RoHS compliant, Fully compatible with devices and OS that support the IDE standard (44-Pin, pitch = 2.00 mm), Non-volatile Flash Memory for outstanding data retention, Built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) functionality and wear-leveling algorithm ensures highly reliable of data transfer, Supports up to PIO Mode 4 and Ultra DMA Mode 4, Lower Power Consumption, Shock resistance.

Customer Reviews

Boot (~18 seconds) and shutdown (about 5 seconds) are much faster.
Mr Ed
I used a Disk alignment tool first because XP does not create partitions using drive alignment.
DayenTech
As a bonus, battery life is about 30% or so higher, it is quiet and much, much cooler running.
Gene Retske

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

60 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Matt P. on September 7, 2008
Despite the fact that people complain about this drive being slow, the fact remains that they all are using Windows. Windows, both XP and Vista have two factors that make this drive suck when used with Windows.

These are the following:

A. Windows has a ton of background processes that always are accessing the disk, such as the indexing service and system restore.

B. Windows uses NTFS, a dilapidated old filesystem that is very inefficient, and it's journaling doesn't suffice with these drives. It's probable that even SLC (the "faster" models) will still be just as slow as a result of running Windows.

That said, I, a Linux user am extremely impressed and satisfied. I formatted this drive with the ext3 filesystem, using the noatime,notail,data=writeback options, which speed things even more. I am getting insane amounts of speed out of this little guy. Boot speed hasn't changed, as I already had it optomized as much as possible, and all the time my boot takes is 11 seconds. It would be less if the kernel did more things in parallel, but anyway, mechanical or not, throughput really doesn't have any bearing on boot speed after a while, unless you haven't hacked your init scripts to speed things up...

Anyway, apps start incredibly fast, latency is near real time, and I am very happy. If you have questions, please drop by #zen-sources on irc.freenode.net and ask me (ilikenwf) about this little fella.

I have a feeling using it with OSX would probably be pretty good too, I haven't tried using jfs with this drive, though. I will try ext4 when it is more stable, as it is even faster.

So far, I get sequential write speeds of around 126MB/sec, which is twice as fast as my mechanical drive. Random write isn't far behind.
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful By C. Kobayashi on December 21, 2007
My experience matches the previous reviewer's description.

Windows XP installation took about 4 hours before I just gave up.

I own a Samsung 1.8" SSD in a Toshiba Libretto U100 that is lightning fast compared to this Transcend piece of junk.

Very disappointed. I recommend staying away.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J Yendor on February 27, 2010
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According to what I read on tech review sites, this drive uses the JMicron JMF602B controller, which supposedly have very bad random write performance (around 6 write operations per second). However, my own tests using fio on a ThinkPad X30 (circa 2003) painted a very different picture:

Sequential read: 58MB/s (14,600 IO/s)
Sequential write: 20MB/s (5,000 IO/s)
4KB random read: 15MB/s (3,700 IO/s)
4KB random write: 1.1MB/s (285 IO/s)

The 4KB random write performance is not that great compared to drives that use the Indilinx Barefoot controller (such as RunCore Pro IV), but the numbers I got in my own benchmark is 45 times better than the number (6 IO/s) reported by tech review sites. Maybe Transcend and JMicron solved the problem with JMF602B, or maybe the low random write performance problem is specific only to Windows. Who knows? All I can tell you is that this drive works great in Linux, and that is all that matters to me.

In comparison, here are the benchmark results I got for my Hitachi 5K100 5400rpm 100GB (mechanical) hard drive:

Sequential read: 37MB/s
Sequential write: 32MB/s
4KB random read: 0.46MB/s
4KB random write: 0.8MB/s

Note the drastic difference in random read performance.
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39 of 47 people found the following review helpful By J. Cunae on December 19, 2007
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I've tried to install Windows XP on this drive twice. The drive formated instantly. First few megabytes copied very fast and then it slowed down to a crawl. I repeated the process after waiting for 4 hours with "Time Remaining" stuck at 39 min., with the same results. Then I placed the drive in an external usb enclosure to see what's going on. The formating takes a few seconds. During file transfer to the SSD drive the first 8-9MB copy really fast, then it slows down to a crawl. 18GB took at least 2 hours to copy onto this drive. I would stay away from it.
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36 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Jehrico76 on February 2, 2008
My experience mirrors the others above. I installed the product in a regular PC, one I had built and was using as an HTPC, so I wanted an SSD to make the system more quiet. Very quick format, over four hours to install XP. I stuck with it anyways. Anytime I do anything once I'm in XP, it's VERY slow. It takes about 4-5 minutes for any random application to load (like JRiver Media Center, Adobe Reader, Firefox, etc). If I right click on My Computer for the purpose of pulling up the properties to get to the device manager, it'll take anywhere from 6-7 minutes to get into the device manager. If I then take another 3-5 minutes to get into the task manager and then processes, it shows my that the system idle process on the CPU usually sits in the high 90s, so there's nothing else going on in the background. I reinstalled the old fashioned HDD, and the problem went away. This product is an absolute dud, Transcend should issue a prompt recall. I was thinking about exchanging it thinking maybe I got a bad unit, but apparently, mine operates exactly like any other fully functional drive does and is not defective. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!
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