TranscendTS256GSSD370
SamsungMZ-7KE256BW

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN. NAND: Micron 20nm Synchronous MLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 47,943 user samples
1,622 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 133GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 325th / 956
46,321 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 132GB free
Worst Bench: 78% 107GB free (System drive)
Poor: 78% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 141st / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
80.5 % 105 % Much faster effective speed.
+31%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
484 MB/s +2% 475 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
290 MB/s 417 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+44%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.3 MB/s 34.1 MB/s Much faster random read.
+40%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
79.5 MB/s 97 MB/s Faster random write.
+22%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
318 MB/s 340 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+7%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.3 MB/s 45.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+55%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
237 MB/s 364 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+54%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
525 MB/s +2% 517 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
302 MB/s 490 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+62%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
29.6 MB/s 44.5 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+50%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
114 MB/s 130 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+14%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
378 MB/s 382 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
42.2 MB/s 58.5 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+39%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
298 MB/s 480 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+61%
Market Share
Based on 8,555,160 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 0.64 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,033%
Value
Value For Money
96.7 % Better value.
+17%
82.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 95 % Much more popular.
+53%
Price
Price (score)
$76 Much cheaper.
+43%
$134
Age
Newest
49 Months +2% 50 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
285 MB/s 388 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+36%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
286 MB/s 354 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+24%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
984 Pts 1,280 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+30%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
189 MB/s 358 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+89%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
196 MB/s 344 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+76%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
217 MB/s 305 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+41%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
87.8 MB/s 303 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+245%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 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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The 256GB Samsung 850 Pro is the fastest consumer SSD we have seen to date. Thanks to Samsung's new 3D V-NAND the 850 Pro has lower power consumption and better performance, albeit marginally, than both the 840 Evo and 840 Pro. Looking at the benchmark figures for the 840 and 850 Pros shows that the effective performance improvement is 10% whereas the 850 Pro beats the 840 Evo by 16%. These drives effectively saturate SATA 3.0 making it difficult to distinguish between them in day-to-day use. At current prices the 850 Pro is prohibitively expensive, prices need to drop by 15% before it approaches the 840 Pro from a value perspective. Samsung may release a value orientated 850 Evo soon, but for now "most" users are better off with the 840 Pro. [Oct '14 SSDrivePro]

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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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