Transcend ESD400 256GB External USB 3.0 SSD Review


USB 3.0 is all the rage these days and it’s easy to see why. It’s MUCH faster than the older 2.0 so transferring large files takes a fraction of the time. Lots of devices are USB 3.0 these days – most being external storage devices. These comes in all shapes and sizes – from tiny little flash drives to larger HDD’s and even SSD’s. We looked at the StoreJet 25A3 1TB USB 3.0 drive from Transcend not too long ago and now they’ve kindly sent us one of their new ESD400 256GB USB 3.0 SSD‘s to check out for you guys so let’s get to it!

About Transcend

“Transcend Information. Inc., was founded in 1988 by Mr. Peter Shu and has its headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. Our extensive product portfolio has grown to include over 2,000 memory modules of every type, flash memory cards, USB flash drives, MP3 players, digital photo frames, portable hard drives, multimedia products and accessories. Transcend products are available for proprietary equipment, as well as for mass marketed PCs. Transcend is a global company with offices around the world, thus we are able to serve all the major markets and provide superior quality of service to our customers.

Our overseas offices were opened in California, USA (1990), Germany (1992), The Netherlands (1996), Japan (1997), Hong Kong (2000), China (2000), UK (2005), Maryland USA (2005), Seoul Korea (2008), Miami, USA (2011) and Silicon Valley(2013). Transcend is a strategically integrated Hi-Tech company, not only do we design, develop, and manufacture our branded products, but we also market and sell our own devices. Transcend has a very successful retail store chain in Taiwan and after we launched our initial foray into e-commerce in May 2000 our on-line sales have grown exponentially.

Transcend has always been a customer driven company, we focus our efforts on providing the highest quality products with attentive after sales service and support, that ensures total customer satisfaction. The corporate culture that exists within Transcend is one of professionalism and teamwork. As a declaration of our commitment to quality we implemented the Total Quality Control concept throughout the company, and became the first memory module manufacturer in Taiwan and the second in the world to receive ISO 9001 Certification.

Transcend’s Advanced R&D Teams have over 25 years of experience in developing quality state-of-the-art Hi-Tech products that are at the very cutting edge of technology. Our commitment to R&D ensures that we will continue to produce superior quality innovative products keeping us at the forefront of our industry and leaving the competition far behind. As a company Transcend can best be described as, a World-Class leader in the field of memory and consumer electronics, which brings you Tomorrow’s World, Today.” – Transcend

Let’s check out the features and specifications for the ESD400 256GB SSD on the next page.

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