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Transcend ships Mac-ready ESD350C portable SSD with USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds

Memory specialist Transcend has launched the ESD350C, a Mac-compatible portable SSD with USB-C, most significantly able to operate at USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds.

Transcend ESD350C



By way of UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), the 350C can write at up to 1.05 gigabytes per second, Transcend said. That may be particularly useful for video editors working with 4K or 8K files, which can take extremely long to transfer even over USB 3.1 Gen 1.

For durability the drive is sheathed in a silicone rubber case, meant to absorb the impact of drops and bumps.

To ensure maximum compatibility, meanwhile, the drive comes formatted in exFAT — supporting both macOS and Windows — and with both USB-C and USB-C-to-USB-A cables.

240-, 480-, and 960-gigabyte capacities are available, priced at $99.99, $129.99, and $209.99 on Amazon.