Transcend has announced that they are now shipping the new SSD500 Solid State Drive series on the Europe market. The Transcend SSD500 series are available in the 2.5-inch form factor and in the storage options of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The drives utilizes the SLC (single-level cell) NAND Flash memory and the SATA 3.0 Gbps interface enabling the drive to deliver a read/write speed of up to 260/230MB/s, respectively.
The Transcend SSD500 also offers up to 100,000 erase/write cycles, there’s no word if the series will be shipped with a 3.5-inch bracket. All three options are available with the 16GB version going for $219, the 32GB version for $420 and the 64GB running for $798.