- Capacity: 512GB
- Interface: NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4
- Form Factor: M.2 2280
- Read speeds of up to 1700MB/s
- Write speeds of up to 1500MB/s
- Flash Type: 3D NAND flash
Supreme transfer speeds
Transcend's PCIe SSD 220S follows NVMe 1.3 and utilizes the PCIe Gen3 x4 interface, meaning four lanes are used for transmitting and receiving data simultaneously, resulting in compelling performance of up to 3,500MB/s read and 2,800MB/s write.
Understanding the PCIe interface
PCIe (or PCI Express) is a much faster interface than SATA (or Serial ATA) for connecting a host computer to solid-state storage devices over one or more lanes consisting of one transmit and one receive serial interface in each lane, meaning it can better fulfill new performance requirements.
Understanding the NVMe standard
NVMe (or NVM Express) is a host controller interface standard designed to address the needs of enterprise and client applications that utilize PCI Express-based solid-state storage. NVMe calls for better performance vectors than AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface), including scalable bandwidth, increased IOPS, and low latency.