SamsungMZ-75E250B
TranscendTS256GSSD370

Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN. NAND: Micron 20nm Synchronous MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 329,346 user samples
327,701 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 5GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 15GB free
Poor: 68% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 118th / 929
1,645 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% 43GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 148GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 277th / 929
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
93.9 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
78.1 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
500 MB/s +2% 492 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
391 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+35%
290 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
37.3 MB/s Much faster random read.
+59%
23.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
75.8 MB/s 76.7 MB/s +1%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
396 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+10%
361 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.8 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+29%
25.5 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
517 MB/s 526 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
417 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+38%
302 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
46.1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+59%
29 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
103 MB/s 110 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
422 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+11%
379 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+35%
35.2 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 7,227,843 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
6.01 % Insanely higher market share.
+11,920%
0.05 %
Value
Value For Money
87.6 % Slightly better value.
+15%
76.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
126 % Hugely more popular.
+103%
62 %
Price
Price (score)
$104 $100 +4%
Age
Newest
42 Months Slightly more recent.
+9%
46 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
367 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+31%
280 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
279 MB/s 283 MB/s +1%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,139 Pts Stronger server IO.
+18%
969 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
121 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+68%
72.2 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
186 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+16%
160 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
179 MB/s 194 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+8%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
67 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+45%
46.3 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 256GB
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The 256GB Transcend SSD370 sports a Silicon Motion (SM2246EN) controller coupled with Micron 20nm synchronous MLC NAND. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 520/290 MBps and peak 4k read/write speeds of 29/116 the SSD370 has an effective speed which is amongst the bottom 25% of ~250GB drives. The effective speed is weighed down by a relatively weak sequential write speed of just 290 MBps. The performance highlight for the SSD370 is its ability to deal with mixed 4k IO which is arguably one of the best real world indicators. At current prices the SSD370 can't compete as there are both cheaper and faster alternatives on the market but prices are almost certain to drop at which time the SSD370 will fare far better in terms of value. [Oct '14 SSDrivePro]

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