Average Bench: 80.5% (327th of 956)

Based on 1,606 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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Very good average bench

The Transcend SSD370 256GB averaged just 19.4% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 90.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 79.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 256GB is 37.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Transcend SSD370 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 236MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 290MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,606 samples)
Min Avg Max
375 Read 483 525
270 Write 290 302
169 Mixed 314 378
121 SusWrite 236 298
73.7% 331 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 4K Read 24.4 29.6
34.9 4K Write 79.7 114
14.9 4K Mixed 29.5 42.2
117% 44.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.2 DQ Read 196 285
66.5 DQ Write 218 286
13.5 DQ Mixed 90.5 189
100% 168 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
144GB free
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 291 293 294 295 296 MB/s
Read 500
Write 291
Mixed 287
SusWrite 294
76% 343 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 81.1
4K Mixed 34.7
126% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 184
164% 246 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N111
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 177 253 154 212 165 MB/s
Read 442
Write 300
Mixed 10.3
SusWrite 197
52% 237 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 39.9
143% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 180
163% 248 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 262 279 292 292 215 MB/s
Read 371
Write 261
Mixed 249
SusWrite 271
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 14.9
4K Write 53
4K Mixed 19.2
75% 29 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 158
140% 210 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Aug '14
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Typical SSD370 256GB Builds (Compare 384 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop 67%
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Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-B1061

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $726

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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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3 years ago.


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3 years ago.

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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