Transcend Develops Super MLC Technology, an Alternative to SLC-based Solutions


Transcend Information, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, announced its newly developed SuperMLC technology featuring a cost effective solution yet with nearly equivalent performance to SLC NAND flash.

By adjusting firmware coding and preselecting high quality flash chips, Transcend has successfully developed SuperMLC technology in small capacity SSD to reach 4x sequential write than MLC NAND flash and up to 30,000 times of P/E cycles*.


In 2016, Transcend plans to release brand new industrial-grade SSD models embedded with SuperMLC technology, offering industrial enterprises ideal alternative to SLC-based solutions for superior quality at affordable prices.

Transcend Exclusive SuperMLC Technology

Transcend has successfully developed SuperMLC technology between Single-Level Cell (SLC) and Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash, by reprogramming the two bits per cell of MLC into one bit per cell to greatly boost its performance and endurance, especially in small capacity SSD. The sequential write speed can reach up to 4 times faster than MLC flash chips and provides up to 30,000 times of P/E cycles. SuperMLC technology offers better reliability and endurance than MLC flash chips though this practice halves capacity considering the double occupation of cells for two bits. It is still a good tradeoff for industrial enterprises to obtain superior quality that is nearly equivalent to SLC NAND flash at the most cost-effective price. Transcend SSDs with SuperMLC technology aim at industrial-grade products applications, such as embedded automation computers, engineering machines and fanless PCs.

Upcoming SSD Models with Built-in SuperMLC Technology


Upcoming brand new industrial-grade SSD models built in SuperMLC technology include 2.5” SSD (SSD510K), mSATA SSD (MSA510), half slim SSD (HSD510) and M.2 SSD (MTS460 & MTS860) which are expected to be released in 2016.

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