Average Bench: 79.2% (214th of 866)

Based on 1,346 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 20.7% 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 76.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 256GB is 36%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Transcend SSD370 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 173MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 291MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,346 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 494 524
277 Write 291 304
301 Mixed 360 383
84.4% 382 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.6 4K Read 23.5 29.2
34.8 4K Write 76.3 113
13.9 4K Mixed 26.6 35.7
110% 42.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 DQ Read 173 281
59.3 DQ Write 201 283
14.1 DQ Mixed 47.9 72.7
74.7% 141 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
151GB free
Firmware: 20140402 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 525
Write 315
Mixed 391
91% 410 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 34.3
123% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 68.6
101% 189 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: N1114H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 292
Mixed 367
86% 390 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 80.7
4K Mixed 32.8
123% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 67
106% 201 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: 20140516 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 289
Mixed 370
87% 394 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 21.8
132% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 29.6
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 21.4
56% 111 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: N1114B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 492
Write 296
Mixed 370
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 81.2
4K Mixed 19.7
105% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 26.4
DQ Write 89.4
DQ Mixed 18.6
26% 44.8 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,321

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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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