Average Bench: 67.6% (517th of 956)

Based on 1,676 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 32.4% 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 74.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.1MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 128GB is 28.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Transcend SSD370 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 122MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 149MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,676 samples)
Min Avg Max
396 Read 483 516
142 Write 149 156
180 Mixed 221 239
66.1 SusWrite 122 153
53.5% 244 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.2 4K Read 24.1 29.2
36.5 4K Write 74.6 105
13.5 4K Mixed 25.4 36.5
109% 41.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.5 DQ Read 167 256
56 DQ Write 129 154
14.3 DQ Mixed 55.1 149
66.5% 117 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 146 146 146 146 147 MB/s
Read 478
Write 148
Mixed 198
SusWrite 146
53% 243 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 98.7
4K Mixed 36.2
143% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 146
124% 183 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 147 147 128 132 139 MB/s
Read 492
Write 148
Mixed 201
SusWrite 139
54% 245 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 94.5
4K Mixed 36.1
136% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 147
124% 183 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 146 148 148 148 148 MB/s
Read 483
Write 148
Mixed 204
SusWrite 148
54% 246 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 35.8
135% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 149
125% 184 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 147 128 115 148 148 MB/s
Read 476
Write 150
Mixed 204
SusWrite 139
53% 242 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 59
4K Mixed 29.5
106% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 147
124% 183 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 142 121 149 149 122 MB/s
Read 480
Write 149
Mixed 204
SusWrite 138
53% 243 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 57.9
4K Mixed 29.5
105% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 148
125% 184 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Aug '14
AmazonUS $5525 mins
OutletPCUS $715 hrs
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Typical SSD370 128GB Builds (Compare 174 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 40%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-78511

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $255

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

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