Transcend Stories July 20, 2018

expiredAmazon has the Transcend 32GB microSDHC card for just $9.50 Prime shipped

Amazon offers the Transcend 32GB microSDHC card for $9.49 Prime shipped. Regularly selling for up to $15, today’s deal is the best we’ve seen at Amazon in 2018. Rated 4.4/5 stars by 4,400 Amazon customers.

Transcend Stories November 19, 2015

expiredPC Components and Accessories up to 60% off: LG Ultra Slim Portable DVD Rewriter $20, much more

One of the Amazon Gold Box Deals of the Day is a savings of up to 60% off PC Components and Accessories.  Out of the selection, we found the LG Electronics 8X USB 2.0 Ultra Slim Portable DVD Rewriter for $19.99 Prime shipped. That’s $31 off the original list price and the lowest we can find for it. This is a perfect accessory for those with laptops with out drives. It works on Windows and Mac with just plug and play USB. It received 4.2/5 stars from Amazon shoppers.

There’s also the 27-inch ViewSonic (VX2703MH-LED) LED-Lit LCD Monitor for $171.49 shipped. That’s $234 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen it offered at Amazon. This 1080p monitor has VGA and HDMI & DVI inputs (with HDCP) and a VESA Mount. Over 500 Amazon shoppers rated it 4.4/5 stars 

Here’s a list of our picks from the rest of the selection:

Transcend Stories June 11, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box: Transcend Micro/SD Cards, USB sticks & SSDs: $18 for 64GB, $288 for 1TB SSD

Today’s Amazon Gold Box is a selection of solid state storage from Transcend yielding lowest ever prices on many items.

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Some standouts:

Transcend Stories January 20, 2015

Solid State Drives: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160, Transcend SATA III 256GB $90, Crucial 960GB $325, more

Amazon is offering the Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SATA III Internal SSD for a low $159.99 shipped. That’s $40 off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen it at a 1st tier retailer. 

Features include:

  • Sequential read and write performance up to 550 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 520MB/s respectively, and random read and write input/output operations-per-second (IOPS) up to 100,000 and 90,000 each.
  • Class-leading performance — enables you to boot up your computer in as little as 15 seconds
  • Energy efficient – Features Device Sleep mode for Ultranotebooks and improves battery life by up to 45 minutes vs. standard hard drives
  • Worry-free data security with AES 256-bit encryption, Microsoft Bitlocker and TCG / Opal 2.0 support
  • 100-percent genuine Samsung components from the #1 memory manufacturer in the world
  • 5th-generation 3-Core Samsung MEX Controller ensures sustained performance under the most punishing conditions
  • Enhanced endurance and reliability – Backed by an industry-leading 10-year limited warranty and 150TBW rating
  • Perfect for hardcore gamers, mobile users or content creators (like professional animators, video editors, photographers and game developers) who crave the ultimate in performance and productivity

We also found the 256GB Transcend 2.5″ SATA III MLC Solid State Drive SSD for $89.99 from Newegg. That’s $50 off the list price and the lowest we could find for it.

At Other World Computing you can find select Crucial SSDs and kits on sale with free shipping:

Transcend Stories January 19, 2015

Amazon has dropped the prices of several 240GB Transcend JetDrive Solid-State Drive upgrade kits for select MacBook Air and Retina Pro models down to their best prices ever:

Great for upgrading to a larger capacity or replacing an older drive that may have quit on you. Each kit includes a drive enclosure that can be used to turn your old SSD into a USB 3.0 external hard drive.

As noted in our review, the JetDrive is an easy way to upgrade the storage capacity of many MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro models. Other models up to 960GB are also on sale but aren’t at their lowest prices.

Don’t feel comfortable opening up your Mac? Use one of these three hacks to add semi-permananet storage through its SD card slot.

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Transcend Stories October 24, 2014

Transcend just introduced a new line of portable external drives exclusively for the Mac. The StoreJet series for Mac includes the SJM100 Portable Hard Drive, the SJM300 Portable Hard Drive, and finally the SJM500 Portable Solid State Drive.

They all offer an big storage space and fastdata transfer speeds. Also, all three models are natively formatted in HFS+ and fully support Time Machine, allowing users to simply plug and play.

With advanced Thunderbolt technology, both the SJM300 portable hard drive and SJM500 portable SSD deliver unparalleled interface transfer rates of up to 10 Gb/s. For universal connectivity, both models are also equipped with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (SJM500 with UASP support for even higher transfer rates), providing 10 times the bandwidth of USB 2.0.

All models carry Transcend’s three-year limited warranty and are available now from Amazon. Full press release follows: expand full story

Transcend Stories July 31, 2014

expiredAmazon Gold Box: Transcend Memory up to 50% off, includes MacBook Air/Retina Pro SSD kits and SD cards

As its Gold Box deal of the day, Amazon offers up to 50% off select Transcend memory products.

At the time of kickoff, this sale includes over 22 different items, but we except that number to dwindle as there are likely to be sell outs throughout the day. Amazon Prime members (free trial) will receive free 2-day shipping on all items, while all other buyers will need to spend at least $35 to get free standard shipping.

The stars of the show for Apple fans are the JetDrive Lite SD memory expansion and JetDrive SSD kits for MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro laptops (review). These products allow you to easily increase the storage capacity of your Apple laptop in just a few steps. Today’s sale offers the first notable discounts that we’ve seen on either product:

Check out the rest of today’s sale including USB flash drives, SD memory cards, and more.

Transcend Stories July 11, 2014

expiredTranscend JetDrive 480GB SSD upgrade kit for Macbook Air $317 shipped (orig. $400)

Update: The price has jumped up slightly to $321.75, still a good deal

Amazon offers the Transcend JetDrive 520 480GB SATA III Upgrade Kit for Macbook Air SSD for $317.45 with free shipping. That’s a fresh price drop of nearly $33 and the lowest we’ve seen since its release a few months back.

As noted in our review, the JetDrive is an easy way to upgrade the storage capacity of many MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro models. This particular model will only work with a mid-2012 MacBook Air. Other models are available in capacities up to 960GB for both Macs, however they are not currently on sale. Early Amazon reviewers rate it a perfect 5 out of 5 stars.

Don’t feel comfortable opening up your Mac? Use one of these three hacks to add semi-permananet storage through the SD card slot.

Transcend Stories April 25, 2014

The new line of Transcend JetDrive SSD upgrade kits enable some MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro owners (more on that below) to increase their computer’s storage to up to 960GB and boost its overall performance in just a few steps. It is available in three different models (JetDrive 500/520/720) with sequential read/write speeds up to 495MB/s and 427MB/s. expand full story

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