The 256GB model of the ESD200 is available for $406 on Transcend's site. It can be found on etail sites for about $275 to $306. The 128GB model lists for $223, but can be found online from $160 to $173.
One-touch backup drives can be convenient, but most consumer backup software can be set to automatically back up daily, weekly or monthly, so placing a button on a drive doesn't seem like a big advantage to me.
That said, Transcend's new external SSD is a small, lightweight and slick-looking backup drive. The fact that it's an SSD with no moving parts to break makes it particularly durable for mobile use. So if you're in need a decent capacity drive that's very portable and fast, this is definitely an option I can recommend.
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