Average Bench: 78.2% (209th of 848)

Based on 557 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 21.7% 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 78.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 256GB is 37.4%. 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 156MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 44.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 557 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 487 518
261 Write 289 301
287 Mixed 357 377
83.5% 377 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 4K Read 24 29.5
42 4K Write 78.3 120
14.7 4K Mixed 25.7 36.1
111% 42.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.8 DQ Read 156 279
58.8 DQ Write 188 282
13.9 DQ Mixed 44.8 72.6
69.2% 130 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
188GB free
Firmware: N111 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 293
Mixed 369
87% 392 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 37.3
167% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 67.2
108% 208 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,393,235 SSDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $112.1119 days ago.
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $979

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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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