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Transcend ESD220C 120GB Review
« on: January 09, 2018, 06:02:47 PM »

Transcend has plenty up its sleeve when it comes to storage solutions, and a bevy of them focus on a professional vibe. The one we have here doesn’t limit itself to aesthetics, however. Transcend’s ESD220C brings a whole lot more into the fray by sporting a smaller form factor and a professional design. And that’s what we’re going to look into today.


Dimensions                    77mm x 55.7mm x 9.6mm (3.03″ x 2.19″ x 0.38″)
Weight                          52g (1.83oz)
Storage Media                LC NAND flash memory
Connection Interface       USB 3.1 Gen 1 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
Operating Temperature    0°C (32°F) to 70°C (158°F)
Operating Voltage           DC 5V
Certificates                     CE, FCC, BSMI
Warranty                        Three-year Limited Warranty (Warranty does not apply when SSD Scope’s wear-out
                                      indicator displays 0% within 3 years.)
Price                               120GB – $74.99
                                      240GB – $127.99
                                      489GB – $239.99

The ESD220C comes in Transcend’s traditional packaging – red, black and white don the box, with the ESD220C itself in full glory upfront, all tucked in an acrylic casing. Once you pop up the package, you’ll be met with the ESD220C itself, a couple of paperwork, and a USB Type-C cable. That’s about it.


If you’re one for straightforward, classy approaches in design, you’ll love how Transcend designed the ESD220C. It’s a very compact device at 77mm x 55.7mm x 9.6mm – that’s smaller than your wallet or even credit card, so be careful not to misplace it. The external drive itself has an anti-scratch coating that pretty much does what it says, although we really would test out something we’d be returning.

Moving forward, the USB Type-C header is located at the top of the ESD220C, and sitting beside it is the One-Touch backup button to conveniently backup your data through Transcend’s proprietary Elite software.[/font]



Motherboard                   ECS Z270H4-I
CPU                               Intel Core i5 6500
GPU                               ZOTAC GTX 1060 6GB AMP
RAM                              ADATA 8GB DDR4 2133MHz
Storage                         128 GB HyperX Fury SSD + Seagate BarraCuda 4TB + 2TB Western Digital Green HDD
                                    + Transcend ESD220C 120GB
PSU                              Corsair VS450
Case                             Deepcool Tesseract
OS                                Windows 10 Pro N
Display                          BenQ GW2270H

ATTO Disk Benchmark

ATTO Disk Benchmark is an industry leading benchmark that help measure performance of system storage such as hard drives, solid state drives, RAID arrays, and so forth.


Transcend designed the ESD220C for users looking to get into a more professional presentation, and without question, the ESD220C offers that through its small footprint and tasteful design. On the other hand, while benchmark results are up to par, real world performance could need some improvement. Overall, the Transcend ESD220C brings an excellent form factor and acceptable performance, that is, if price isn’t an issue for you.