Average Bench: 77.6% (229th of 857)

Based on 840 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 22.4% 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 74.4MB/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 38.2%. 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 158MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 46.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 840 samples)
Min Avg Max
375 Read 488 521
261 Write 290 303
273 Mixed 356 381
83.6% 378 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.2 4K Read 23.4 29.3
34.4 4K Write 74.4 113
13.2 4K Mixed 25.8 36
108% 41.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.2 DQ Read 158 279
55.5 DQ Write 187 283
13.5 DQ Mixed 46.9 72.4
70.1% 131 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
115GB free
Firmware: N1114B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 286
Mixed 364
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 36.2
155% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 22.3
82% 178 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: 20140516 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 288
Mixed 371
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 85.9
4K Mixed 30.1
121% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 73
106% 197 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: N1114B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 294
Mixed 370
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 89.5
4K Mixed 20.5
114% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 28.3
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 20.5
55% 108 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: 20140516 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 288
Mixed 366
86% 391 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 54.3
4K Mixed 26.4
92% 33.4 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 15.4
67% 150 MB/s
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AmazonUS $101.084 months ago.
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $187

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,252

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 Comments

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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