Average Bench: 79.8% (429th of 1011)

Based on 2,539 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 20.2% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 149MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 256GB is 46.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Transcend SSD370 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 226MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 244MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,539 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 465 513
237 Write 285 302
10.5 Mixed 244 294
108 SusWrite 226 296
67.8% 305 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 4K Read 24.5 29.6
5.92 4K Write 75.9 114
9.74 4K Mixed 33.4 42.4
120% 44.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.4 DQ Read 248 292
81.6 DQ Write 244 288
10.7 DQ Mixed 149 192
138% 214 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
70GB free
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 290 290 293 294 292 MB/s
Read 506
Write 292
Mixed 290
SusWrite 292
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 39.2
140% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 181
163% 247 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 288 294 293 241 294 MB/s
Read 508
Write 291
Mixed 285
SusWrite 281
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 37.3
132% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 180
162% 245 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 270 275 276 277 279 MB/s
Read 433
Write 170
Mixed 282
SusWrite 274
64% 290 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 78.3
4K Mixed 34.7
125% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 180
160% 242 MB/s
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 288 223 232 175 170 MB/s
Read 492
Write 294
Mixed 290
SusWrite 229
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 72
4K Mixed 34.9
121% 44.1 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 181
164% 248 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140516
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 283 295 298 298 297 MB/s
Read 476
Write 299
Mixed 284
SusWrite 268
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 56.5
4K Mixed 30.3
103% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 184
167% 253 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1126KB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 228 227 176 180 197 MB/s
Read 486
Write 249
Mixed 254
SusWrite 196
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 11.4
4K Mixed 16.2
68% 18.2 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 64.6
DQ Mixed 137
110% 162 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,367,628 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Aug '14
AmazonUS $902 days
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Typical SSD370 256GB Builds (Compare 609 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 50%
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Desktop 62%
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Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-B1061

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $807

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 Comments

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

Faster speed in large storage...

Added 5 years ago.

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4 years ago.

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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