Average Bench: 67.2% (454th of 921)

Based on 1,458 user benchmarks.  Models: TS128GSSD370, TS128GSS D370

The 128GB Transcend SSD370 proved to be a bit of a disappointment both in absolute terms and in comparison to its larger capacity 256GB sibling. The 128GB SSD370 is let down by its abysmal peak sequential write speed of just 158 MBps which is the lowest speed we have seen to date on a ~128GB SATA 3.0 SSD. Comparing the 256GB and 128GB versions shows that 256GB capacity drive has nearly double the write speed which is typical for larger flash based drives. In terms of value for money the 128GB SSD370 fares a little better but there are far faster and moderately cheaper alternatives available in the extremely competitive SSD market[Oct '14 SSDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The Transcend SSD370 128GB averaged 32.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 73.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.9MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 128GB is 26.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Transcend SSD370 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 149MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 226MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,458 samples)
Min Avg Max
403 Read 489 518
143 Write 149 156
199 Mixed 226 239
62.8% 288 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 23.9 29.2
36.9 4K Write 73.9 104
13.6 4K Mixed 24.2 31.9
106% 40.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.9 DQ Read 163 255
56.2 DQ Write 128 153
13.5 DQ Mixed 42.9 61.9
60% 111 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
60GB free
Firmware: 20140516 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 158
Mixed 244
66% 302 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 87.7
4K Mixed 26.5
116% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 27.2
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 19
35% 66 MB/s
5GB free
Firmware: N1114B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 485
Write 153
Mixed 234
64% 291 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 43.9
4K Mixed 13.1
67% 25 MB/s
DQ Read 19.8
DQ Write 43.3
DQ Mixed 14
16% 25.7 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: N1114H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 468
Write 146
Mixed 223
61% 279 MB/s
4K Read 14.1
4K Write 30.5
4K Mixed 9.87
50% 18.2 MB/s
DQ Read 100
DQ Write 90.3
DQ Mixed 44.8
47% 78.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,442,169 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Aug '14
BHPhotoUS $7412 months
AmazonUS $7628 mins
EbayUS $11611 mins
OutletPCUS $13821 hrs
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Typical SSD370 128GB Builds (Compare 145 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI MS-78511

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $274

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

All the speed is back and even faster...

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Poor

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18 months ago.

Major decline over time in performance


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