Average Bench: 79.4% (224th of 885)

Based on 1,562 user benchmarks.  Models: TS256GSSD370, TS256GSS D370

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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Good average bench

The Transcend SSD370 256GB averaged 20.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Transcend SSD370 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 77.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 256GB is 34.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Transcend SSD370 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 175MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 291MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,562 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 493 525
271 Write 291 307
293 Mixed 360 383
84.4% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 23.6 29.1
37.6 4K Write 77.1 112
14.6 4K Mixed 26.5 35.6
110% 42.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.6 DQ Read 175 281
64 DQ Write 203 283
14.9 DQ Mixed 48 72.8
75.3% 142 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
55GB free
Firmware: 20140516 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 519
Write 291
Mixed 372
87% 394 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 31.2
119% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 73.1
102% 187 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: N111 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 294
Mixed 374
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 57.7
4K Mixed 30.3
104% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 63.9
91% 170 MB/s
125GB free
Firmware: 20140516 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 374
Write 294
Mixed 333
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 53.6
4K Mixed 25.2
91% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 73.1
76% 126 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: 20140516 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 360
Write 268
Mixed 259
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 52.8
4K Mixed 15.8
80% 29.8 MB/s
DQ Read 28.3
DQ Write 86.2
DQ Mixed 17.7
25% 44 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Aug '14
AmazonUS $11223 mins
EbayUS $13913 mins
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 47%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-B1061

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $811

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 Comments

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

Faster speed in large storage...

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Note Transcend have Disabled DIPM on this device so it will never go into its lower power states, so not recommended for laptops as it be constantly pulling power when it should be partly sleeping when idle (unless they bring a firmware update out that has DIPM enabled), apart from that its a good SSD (should be around the BX100 speeds)


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