Transcend Introduces New Portable Drives

Regardless of whether you're looking for a portable SSD or HDD, Transcend has you covered. The company has recently introduced a 1.8-inch eSATA / USB 2.0 solid state drive along with a 2.5-inch USB 2.0 hard drive. Both units are completely bus powered and function just fine with Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.

As for the former (SSD18M), it features NAND flash memory that contains no moving parts, thus it's the one to choose if you need protection from vibration and shock. Also, the high-speed eSATA interface provides a maximum read speed of 90MB/s and write speeds of 50MB/s, and the 3.14- x 1.96- x 0.49-inch enclosure shouldn't be too much of a burden when traveling. The drive, which dons a gloss diamond pattern fascia, is available now in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities.

The slightly bigger and more capacious sibling (known as the StoreJet 25F) measures in at 4.48- x 3.18- x 0.62-inches and caters more to the business set with its designer gloss diamond pattern and lustrous metallic finish. The USB 2.0 interface promises maximum transfer rates of up to 480Mbps and true plug and play compatibility. It's also available as we speak in sizes up to 500GB.