Average Bench: 79.6% (325th of 956)

Based on 1,601 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 20.4% 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 Random Write Speed 78.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 256GB is 35.5%. 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 232MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 179MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,601 samples)
Min Avg Max
376 Read 488 526
276 Write 291 302
250 Mixed 337 379
126 SusWrite 232 295
75.2% 337 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 23.9 29.4
37.3 4K Write 78.9 112
14.3 4K Mixed 27.7 41.2
113% 43.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.2 DQ Read 179 284
64.8 DQ Write 205 284
13.5 DQ Mixed 69.2 186
86.2% 151 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
182GB free
Firmware: N1114H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 292 292 288 288 279 MB/s
Read 480
Write 289
Mixed 281
SusWrite 288
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 41.5
150% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 178
162% 247 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,956,775 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Aug '14
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Typical SSD370 256GB Builds (Compare 351 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop 66%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-B1061

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $764

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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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