TranscendTS256GSSD370
SamsungMZ-7TE250BW

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN. NAND: Micron 20nm Synchronous MLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC. Release date: Q3 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 79,453 user samples
1,555 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 108GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 57% 136GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 344th / 970
77,898 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 69GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 70GB free (System drive)
Poor: 68% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 173rd / 970
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
80.8 % 97.3 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
464 MB/s 465 MB/s +0%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
284 MB/s 418 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+47%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.7 MB/s 38.8 MB/s Much faster random read.
+57%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
77.2 MB/s 90.8 MB/s Faster random write.
+18%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
241 MB/s 346 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+44%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.1 MB/s 49 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+48%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
233 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+23%
190 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
514 MB/s +1% 508 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
302 MB/s 488 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+62%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
29.8 MB/s 46.6 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+56%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
116 MB/s 120 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
296 MB/s 412 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+39%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
42.9 MB/s 59.9 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+40%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
297 MB/s +0% 296 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 10,231,938 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 1.05 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,400%
Value
Value For Money
101 % Hugely better value.
+80%
55.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$72 Much cheaper.
+64%
$199
Age
Newest
52 Months More recent.
+20%
65 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
292 MB/s 384 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+32%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
288 MB/s 355 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+23%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
998 Pts 1,268 Pts Stronger server IO.
+27%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
193 MB/s 238 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+23%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
250 MB/s 340 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+36%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
248 MB/s 308 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+24%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
156 MB/s 206 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+32%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 250GB
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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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The Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which is a block of high speed Flash Memory. When the TWC is exhausted write speeds drop by approximately 50% but that won't often happen under typical consumer workloads. In terms of raw performance, even with its cache, the Evo still isn't the fastest drive. With a real world speed index reading of 439 MB/s the EVO is however, within reach of the two speed leaders (Vector and 850 Pro). At a price point of $130 the Evo is around 30% cheaper making it the best value for money SSDs I have seen in 2014. Comparing the Evo and the Sandisk Ultra Plus shows that the Evo is the winner but the Sandisk may be a viable alternative thanks to its cache-free, and therefore more consistent performance during extended writes. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]

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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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