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Transcend 512GB 720 SATA III 6Gb/s with 560MB/s read and up to 86,000 IOPS with System Clone Software

3.8 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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  • Read up to 560MB/s, Write up to 540MB/s
  • Next Generation SATA III 6Gb/s Interface; SandForce Driven
  • Ultra-slim 7mm form factor; TRIM Command support
  • Intelligent Block Management and Wear Leveling; Supports S.M.A.R.T.
  • AES 256-bit Hardware Encryption; Equipped with 24nm Synchronous Toggle Mode MLC Chips
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Product Description

Capacity: 512 GB

Transcend SSD720
Transcend SSD720

Transcend SATA III SSD720

Fast Performance for All Your Computing Needs

Aimed at users looking to upgrade to the superior performance of solid-state technology at a competitive price, Transcend’s SSD720 with SATA III 6 GB/s technology makes sluggish computer boot-up and program launches a problem of the past. Boasting impressive transfer rates and excellent reliability, the SSD720 allows computer enthusiasts and gamers to take their system to the next level.

The SSD720 is ideal for users who use their computer primarily for everyday applications like internet browsing, basic computing, playing music or watching films. To fulfill the diverse needs to different users, the SSD720 is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux based systems. The 256 GB* SSD720 acts as the perfect system partition (for installing your operating system).

SSD technology offers other advantages over traditional spinning hard drives. Since there are no moving parts in the SSD720, it is highly shock and vibration resistant. Consequently, less power is consumed versus a traditional hard drive increasing the energy efficiency of your devices when used in concert with a SATA III SSD.

*1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Displayed in the OS as 0.93 GB becauase 1,000,000,000 Bytes/1024/1024/1024= 0.93 GB. Some capacity (1-3%) is inter alia reserved for firmware and is not available for use as available space.

Transcend SSD720
Rapid Data Transmission

Coupled with the powerful SandForce controller, Transcend’s SSD720 offers impressive transfer rates of up to 550 MB/s sequential read and up to 530 MB/s write speeds and up to 90,000 IOPS 4K random write speeds. Even large amounts of data can now be transferred in a matter of seconds.

Improved Boot-Up and System Response Time

Transcend’s SSD720 optimizes your PC to reach top speeds and reduces system response time. Reboot your PC in just 24 seconds, reducing wait times by 60%. In comparison, to boot Windows 7 from a conventional hard drives takes about 82 seconds. When using the SSD720, files and programs, even memory-intensive applications like graphics programs, open in merely a few seconds.

Superior to Any Hard Drive

Transcend’s SSD720 is significantly faster than any hard drive. With an enormous speed advantage, a 4.7 GB DVD file can be transferred in only 15 seconds. The SSD 320 is twice as fast as a SATA II SSD and nearly three times as fast as a traditional hard drive. Increase your productivity with the SSD720 and enjoy more free time.

Transcend SSD720
Exceptionally Slim

To meet the size requirements of new generation Ultrabooks, the SSD720 is 7 mm thick, compared to 9.5 mm thickness of other SSDs. Using an industry-standard 2.5” form factor and super-slim body, the SSD720 can be easily installed into any device.

Transcend SSD720
High Performance SandForce Controller

Based on a powerful SandForce controller and asynchronous MLC flash chips, Transcend’s SSD720 offers both impressive transfer rates and reliability.

Advantages of Solid State Technology vs Traditional HDD

Transcend SSD720

Shock Resistant
Unlike traditional hard drives, SSDs are manufactured with reliable NAND flash memory. As SSDs contain no moving parts, they are more resilient to mechanical failures that can result from vibration, shock or heat.

Transcend SSD720

Notably Silent
Operation of an SSD is remarkably silent as there are no moving or rotating parts.

Transcend SSD720

Traditional HDDs can considerably heat up during operation. A SSD, however, remains cool. Due to reduced heat development, annoying buzzing sounds originating from the SSD are rare.

Transcend SSD720

Energy Efficiency
SSDs are extremely energy efficient compared to a HDD. Save energy, money and the environment.

Transcend SSD720

Extended Battery Life
When used in a portable device, the SSD’s positive attributes like an increased battery life and light weight become particularly apparent.

SSD Scope Software

Key features of the SSD Scope Software include:

Transcend SSD720

Free Download
From Transcend’s website, you can download the SSD Scope software for your SSD720 free of charge. The software allows you to optimize your SSD’s performance by enabling firmware updates, counteracts wear and provides preventative maintenance.

Transcend SSD720

S.M.A.R.T Function
S.M.A.R.T. is a tool to monitor and analyze the health of the SSD. The S.M.A.R.T. functions relay information such as temperature and erase count to detect possible errors or failures before they occur.

Transcend SSD720

TRIM Command
For Windows 7, TRIM command releases allocated memory by deleting unnecessary data. By communicating with the operating system, TRIM automatically removes deleted data permanently, eliminating the need to secure erase all data on the drive. Consequently, the optimum write speed of your SSD is maintained, and the lifetime is maximized. For operating systems which do not support the TRIM command, SSD 320 will utilize its garbage collection to manage free space. In addition, wear-leveling and ECC error correction is integrated to ensure reliable data transfers.

Transcend SSD720

Secure Erase
Used as a method to combat performance degradation, Secure Erase guarantees the reliable, permanent removal of all data on the drive to continue peak performance over time. You can choose between “Quick Erase” (Quick Deletion) or “Full Erase” (Thorough Delete).

Transcend SSD720

System Clone
System Clone helps you transfer your over to the SSD720. This function easily and safely creates a clone of your existing hard drive then transfers it to your new SSD. Nothing else needs to be installed nor are there additional steps to be taken afterwards. Upgrading to a SSD is a breeze. Your same device is now lightning fast.

Transcend SSD720

Firmware Updates
To keep your SSD up-to-date, compare and download the latest firmware update from the SSD Scope menu. Completed in three easy steps, firmware updates allow you to take full advantage of all the SSD Scope functions. The latest firmware ensures your SSD is always at optimum performance and recommended for continued reliable operation.

Transcend SSD720
Mounting Kit Included for Desktop PCs

Included with the SSD720 is a 3.5” mounting kit, consisting of a bay adapter and eight mounting screws. Once attached to the chassis, you can use the 2.5” SSD720 in the standard 3.5” space.

Transcend SSD720
Compatible Operating Systems

Transcend SSD720 is compatible with all operating systems which support the AHCI mode and reaches maximum speed when using the SATA III 6GB/s interface.

SSD 720 is compatible with:

  • Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Linux Kernel from 2.6.39

Product Comparison

Comparison between Transcend SSD Series SSD720 SSD340 SSD320
Target Group High-end model for uncompromised performance Affordable model for everyday efficiency Affordable model for everyday efficiency
Particularly Suitable for the Following Applications Gaming, Multimedia Applications Office Software, Internet Browsing, Music Playback Office Software, Internet Browsing, Music Playback
Max Seq. R/W 550MB/s, 530MB/s 520MB/s, 290MB/s 540MB/s, 520MB/s
Max Random R/W 90000 IOPS, 43000 IOPS 69000 IOPS, 68000 IOPS 89000 IOPS, 33000 IOPS
Capacity 64GB / 128GB / 256GB / 512GB 64GB / 128GB / 256GB 64GB / 128GB / 256GB
Flash Type Toggle MLC (Synchronous) MLC (Synchronous) MLC (Asynchronous)
Controller SandForce SF2281 JMICRON JMF667H controller & DDR3 DRAM cache SandForce SF2281

Product Information

Capacity:512 GB

Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 2.5 inches
Hard Drive 512 GB
Brand Name Transcend
Item model number TS512GSSD720
Item Weight 0.2 ounces
Product Dimensions 4 x 0.3 x 2.8 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 3.95 x 0.28 x 2.75 inches
Color Black
Flash Memory Size 512
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA-600, Serial ATA-300, Serial ATA-150

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,580 in Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > Internal Solid State Drives
Shipping Weight 0.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available March 8, 2012

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Customer Reviews

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Size: 512 GB
I am very pleased with this drive. The price and performance makes this drive the best on the market. On the windows experience index it was given the highest rating, a 7.9 out of 7.9 for disk data transfer speed.
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Size: 256 GB Verified Purchase
DON'T BUY FROM TRANSCEND! The products work poorly, and they won't replace them. When I sent them my drive, they just sent me a much cheaper model in exchange, saying mine couldn't be repaired or replaced. They didn't even send my drive back to me. I feel like thy just stole $200. They said I should ask Amazon for reimbursement but that Amazon wouldn't provide it. They take no responsibility for their shoddy products.
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By William on November 14, 2013
Size: 256 GB Verified Purchase
It came on time and is still working after almost a year of daily use. I am using it in an i5 laptop running Fedora Linux. The system runs several times faster than with the original hard disk.
To reduce wear on the SSD, I maxed out the system RAM to 8GB, set the file systems to mount with noatime, and put /tmp in RAM with the lines below in /etc/fstab.
UUID=8d...fb / ext4 defaults,noatime,nodiratime,discard,errors=remount-ro 1 1
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,size=1024m 0 0
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Size: 512 GB Verified Purchase
I wanted to wait for some time before I post this review. It cost me around $350 at the time to buy this one. I use lots of virtual machines on top of host operating system. It is certainly faster compare to my previous SSDs. Really easy to install and 7mm profile makes it a viable option for future to move it to my laptop as well.
It is really worth for the work I have been doing and saves me lot of time (in terms of application loading and overall performance with virtual machines).
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Size: 128 GB Verified Purchase
This SSD has very good read/write specs, and has improved my home pc greatly. It was easy to install, mostly because I had some extra zip ties lying around, but partly because it comes with tiny screws that fit the mounting holes. I was sort of under the impression that it would come with a bracket, which I was excited about because I like things to look nice. It doesn't come with one, so I just "white-trashed" it up with the ties. This drive is great.
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Size: 512 GB Verified Purchase
I have a 3 ½ year old MacBook Pro that I put this drive in and it now is extremely fast. Startup time is much less that half of the previous HDD. Awesome SSD. I'd recommend to anyone looking to boost performance.
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Size: 128 GB Verified Purchase
Probably one of the best products I've ever purchased for a computer! Fast, silent and effective - what more could one ask?

I purchased this unit to use in a desktop: I have the OS loaded onto a smaller Transcend SSD and all the applications loaded onto this one. I use a standard 2T HD for storage.

I've been so impressed that I replaced the HD in my notebook with a larger Transcend SSD and built an HTPC around another of the 128 GB units.

And if you understood how frugal I am you'd appreciate how much I must value these devices to have purchased so many of them!
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