Average Bench: 78.3% (278th of 929)

Based on 1,657 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 21.7% 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 76.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 256GB is 34.2%. 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 161MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 46.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,657 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 493 526
270 Write 290 303
298 Mixed 361 380
84.4% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 4K Read 23.4 29
36.1 4K Write 76.7 110
14.3 4K Mixed 25.6 35.2
109% 41.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.9 DQ Read 161 281
57.6 DQ Write 194 282
14.1 DQ Mixed 46.5 72.4
71.4% 134 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
24GB free
Firmware: 20140516 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 519
Write 284
Mixed 365
86% 390 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 30.8
132% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 66.6
107% 205 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: N1114B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 295
Mixed 369
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 75.3
4K Mixed 19.7
104% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 26.4
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 67.4
70% 107 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: N1114B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 520
Write 298
Mixed 373
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 78.3
4K Mixed 19.8
107% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 26.7
DQ Write 83.5
DQ Mixed 19.5
25% 43.2 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Aug '14
AmazonUS $10018 mins
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Typical SSD370 256GB Builds (Compare 328 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI MS-B1061

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $769

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 Comments

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

Faster speed in large storage...

Added 3 years ago.

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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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