Transcend SSD370s 256GB SSD Review: Page 3 of 5

Posted by Charles Gantt on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 8:00am

Unboxing and A Closer Look

 

The SSD370S 256GB SSD ships in a small box that is coated in a thin layer of textured polyethylene. As you can see, the box clearly displays several of the SSD’s features. 

 

The back of the box features the SSD’s specifications, and other information in several languages. 

Unboxing everything we can see that the SSD ships with an adapter bracket as well as a user manual, warranty card, and three pieces of marketing material. 

 

With everything unboxed, let's take a closer look at the SSD itself. The SSD370S 256GB features an anodized aluminum case, with minimal screenprinting on the front. 

 

Looking at the back we can see the SATA connectors, serial number, voltage information, and a listing of the SSD’s compliance with various departments. 

 

With the SSD opened up we can see that it features a Transcend branded controller. A bit of research shows that this is actually a four-channel Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller which is what a lot of low-cost SSDs are using these days. 

 

During my research, I noticed that a lot of reviewers received SSD370S samples that featured unbranded memory modules, but ours houses eight Micron 32GB MLC Flash chips. 

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