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Transcend TS8GIFD25 Flash DISK

Transcend TS8GIFD25 Flash DISK
alaScore 80

9 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Transcend TS8GIFD25 Flash DISK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 9 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Expert review by:

PC Plus review: Transcend 8GB Flash IDE drive

 

Good idea, but not there yet.

Consumer review by:

8 gb SSD

 

over all i think the drive was worth the money

highly resistant to fisical shock, runs cooler and quieter than standered disk & the machine boots quicher than a standard disk seems to speed machine up when the compurer uses the dirve for its vertual memory

a little slower on the install than a standard disk but not unreasonable

Consumer review by:

You do know...

 

Guys.. you do know that for laptop applications they have a 2.5" ATA-Serial and ATA-6 adapters that interface into a Compact Flash Card right? Same exact things for Serial and IDE. I mean there's you solid state right there... But make sure you are...

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Cost. Better alternitive below.

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Consumer review by:

not too bad

 

in regard to the vfat file system, the drive comes with a dos partition table and vfat file system. i have no idea why, i dont think anyone uses that anymore. (ntfs, hfs+, ext3, reiser ?) i installed this on my ibook g4. put a mac partition table on it...

less heat and quiet, havent tested the power consumption yet

not that fast, but this isnt top of the line SSD either, so i didnt expect it to be fast. (i got it for less power consumption, heat and noise)

Consumer review by:

A Cooler & Quiet Laptop

 

It needs a built in cache in future editions to enhance performance. The cost does not justify the performance gain (if there was any). However, the cost does justify the elimination of any hard drive noise (which is, in most cases, 99% of the noise...

The nature of solid state drives means there is no noticable heat coming from the drive. Since this is enclosed in my laptop, I practically feel no heat other than the heat from my laptop's CPU. In addition, there is literally no operating noise. So...

There is no real performance gain other than random read performance. Windows menus pop out faster, programs are a little more snappy. No noticable disk write enhancements. It's about the same speed or slower write speed for program installs. I have...

Consumer review by:

Good for some things

 

I bought this device to run my Linux firewall system. I expect it to excel in that task since my primary criteria there is reliability. However, being the curious technical sort I decided to experiment a little first. I installed it in my test mule...

Low power ; No noise ; High reliability ; Shock resistant ; Quick access time

Low throughput ; Small capacity ; Expensive

Consumer review by:

Good for some things

 

I bought this device to run my Linux firewall system. I expect it to excel in that task since my primary criteria there is reliability. However, being the curious technical sort I decided to experiment a little first. I installed it in my test mule...

Low power - No noise - High reliability - Shock resistant - Quick access time

Low throughput - Small capacity - Expensive

Consumer review by:

I question the previous review

 

VFAT is a filesystem. A computer's BIOS doesn't know what filesystem is on a drive. It only knows it's an IDE drive of a certain raw size. If you want a different filesystem, repartition the drive if necessary, then reformat it to whatever filesystem...

Consumer review by:

Good product

 

Easy installation on my IBM laptop. No noise and no heat.

It is seen by the BIOS as a VFAT drive, meaning you can install Windows XP on it, but you can NOT install LINUX on that drive.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Backup Function: No
Hot Swap Function: No

Connectivity

ATA: Yes
eSATA: No
Ethernet: No
Fibre Channel: No
Firewire: No
HDMI: No
ISCSI: No
PCMCIA: No
SCSI: No
Serial ATA: No
Ultra ATA: No
USB: No
Wireless LAN: No
WUSB: No

General Features

BUS powered: No
BUS-powered: No
Internal / External:External
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