With the growing adoption of the USB Type-C standard by new platforms and devices, Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, has constantly developed a wide range of USB Type-C products including external SSDs/hard drives, card readers, and flash drives. Transcend’s USB Type-C products bring faster interface speeds with USB-C connectivity and expanded external storage for next-generation mobile devices and computers, perfect for consumers and creative professionals across the world.
Why USB Type-C?
While USB Type-A and Type-B connectors prevail, the new USB Type-C connector has been released to gradually replace the others. In addition to the capabilities of power charging at up to 100 watts and video output (HDMI/ VGA/ DisplayPort), USB Type-C possesses two other features that differentiate it from USB Type-A and Type-B connectors. First, USB Type-A and Type-B are non-reversible, meaning time wasted ensuring a correct plug-in. Second, they cannot be used across multiple platforms. But that’s all changing, with the future-proof Type C standard marching toward ubiquity.
USB Type-C is a hardware change, rather than an interface standard change (like USB 2.0 to USB 3.0). Type-C devices are easy to insert, being reversible. This symmetrical oval plug will replace Type A and B, respectively the rectangular plug found on such things as thumb drives, and that found to connect to power-drawing devices, like cell phones. With connectors simplified to a single type, USB Type-C allows for use across multiple platforms, meaning that you only need one cable for both PC and handheld devices.
USB-C External Storage
For high-speed and large capacity storage on the go, Transcend offers external storage designed specifically for next-generation devices with the new USB Type-C port. Transcend’s new series of USB Type-C portable SSDs, including the ESD230C, ESD240C, and ESD250C, are equipped with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 compatible interface with UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), providing transfer speeds of up to 520MB/s, meaning that even 4K resolution videos transfer in an instant. The SSDs are compatible with desktops, laptops, on-the-go mobile devices*, as well as gaming consoles. Featuring impressive storage capacity, each model sports a different kind of elegance, meaning users can choose the one that fits their own fashion sense.
*Note: Requires on-the-go functionality.
And for people work with libraries of large image files, such as movies or pictures, the StoreJet 25MC is a high capacity portable hard drive with a reversible USB Type-C cable for the next generation devices that also feature Type-C ports. Its three-stage shock protection system meets U.S. military drop-test standards and offers superior protection for data stored. By using the SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, the StoreJet 25MC allows users to enjoy ultra-fast file transfer rates.
USB-C Memory Card Readers
If you’re a photographer constantly transferring shots to the next-generation devices with the new USB Type-C port, such as new MacBook and Chromebook, you’ll want a Transcend’s USB-C card reader always close at hand. Transcend’s 3-slot RDC8 card reader can support a wide variety of flash cards, including SD cards, microSD cards, and CF cards. Equipped with a USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, the RDC8 is an ideal choice for fast and efficient data transfer from a flash card to a laptop with USB Type-C ports. And for Android smartphones and tablets, Transcend’s RDC2 smart reader is an OTG (On-The-Go) card reader specifically designed with a reversible USB Type-C connector. In addition to an SD card slot and a microSD card slot, Transcend’s RDC2 also has a standard USB Type-A port that allows you to connect accessories such as USB flash drives, keyboards, or mice to your Android devices.
USB-C Flash Drives
For easily transfer and share content between devices with next-generation USB Type-C technology, Transcend JetFlash 890 and JetFlash 850 USB Type-C flash drives equipped with the latest USB 3.1 Type-C connector and USB OTG (On-The-Go) technology for high speed data transfer. The
JetFlash 890 features dual connectors- a reversible USB Type-C and a standard USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-A connector – that is designed to transfer and back up files between multiple devices, whether it has a USB Type-C port or the traditional USB Type-A port. Plus, with the free-to-download Transcend Elite App, you can easily explore files on the flash drives and quickly back up all your precious files stored on your MacBook, smartphone and tablet.