With the growing adoption of the USB Type-C standard by new platforms and devices, Transcend has constantly developed a wide range of USB Type-C products including external SSDs or 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.
For people working 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.
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 are 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.
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