TranscendTS256GSSD370
Group Average(9 Highest-Voted)
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,540 user samples
1,540 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 133GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 332nd / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
80.4 % 93.6 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
476 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
448 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
289 MB/s 392 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+36%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.3 MB/s 30.1 MB/s Faster random read.
+24%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
79.1 MB/s 87.7 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+11%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
295 MB/s 325 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+10%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
30.3 MB/s 40.2 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+33%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
236 MB/s 302 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+28%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
522 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+5%
496 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
302 MB/s 465 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+54%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
29.6 MB/s 36.9 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+25%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
114 MB/s 122 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
377 MB/s +1% 375 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
42.5 MB/s 50.3 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+18%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
298 MB/s 414 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+39%
Market Share
Based on 9,081,928 SSDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 76.7 % More popular.
+22%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 0.85 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,028%
Price
Price (score)
$74 Much cheaper.
+60%
118 USD
Value
Value For Money
98.9 % Slightly better value.
+10%
89.6 %
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
289 MB/s 352 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+22%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
287 MB/s 343 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+20%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
190 MB/s 253 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+33%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
207 MB/s 296 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+43%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
225 MB/s 285 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+27%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
106 MB/s 203 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+92%
Age
Newest
50 Months 44.2 Months Slightly more recent.
+13%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
991 Pts 1,186 Pts Stronger server IO.
+20%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB   —
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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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