Average Bench: 78.7% (217th of 860)

Based on 1,071 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]


Good average bench

The Transcend SSD370 256GB averaged 21.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 75.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 256GB is 36.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Transcend SSD370 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 171MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 290MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,071 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 492 523
266 Write 290 303
287 Mixed 359 382
84.1% 380 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.2 4K Read 23.3 29.2
34.8 4K Write 75.9 114
13.2 4K Mixed 26.4 35.8
109% 41.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.6 DQ Read 171 279
58.1 DQ Write 196 282
14 DQ Mixed 47.7 71.9
73.6% 138 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
177GB free
Firmware: N1114H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 495
Write 289
Mixed 364
85% 383 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 34.2
131% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 65.1
104% 198 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: N1114H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 508
Write 266
Mixed 377
85% 384 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 97.1
4K Mixed 28.9
130% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 65.3
90% 161 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: 20140516 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 520
Write 290
Mixed 374
87% 395 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 28.7
112% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 67.3
106% 202 MB/s
193GB free
Firmware: 20140516 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 500
Write 290
Mixed 370
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 23.1
113% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 17.5
84% 187 MB/s
177GB free
Firmware: 20140402 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 529
Write 310
Mixed 386
90% 409 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 76.1
4K Mixed 19.1
105% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 25.6
DQ Write 79.3
DQ Mixed 18
24% 41 MB/s
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Workstation 68%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,303

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

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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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