Average Bench: 50.8% (828th of 1018)

Based on 81 user benchmarks.  Model: TS512GSSD320

Average average bench

The Transcend SSD320 512GB averaged 49.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 20.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 421MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD320 512GB is 20.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Transcend SSD320 512GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 15.7MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 61.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 81 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 421 509
122 Write 208 300
161 Mixed 243 302
105 SusWrite 194 240
59.2% 267 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.71 4K Read 20.2 25.4
9.51 4K Write 15.7 18.9
8.1 4K Mixed 15.1 21.5
58.3% 17 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.4 DQ Read 130 208
14.9 DQ Write 61.7 78.3
8.03 DQ Mixed 53.4 92.3
50.9% 81.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
167GB free
Firmware: 1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 214 211 211 216 208 MB/s
Read 393
Write 277
Mixed 296
SusWrite 211
66% 294 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 15.1
4K Mixed 18.7
66% 18.7 MB/s
DQ Read 191
DQ Write 70.2
DQ Mixed 84.3
74% 115 MB/s
436GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.6.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 192 193 189 208 187 MB/s
Read 339
Write 308
Mixed 298
SusWrite 192
64% 284 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 16.6
4K Mixed 19.4
65% 18.9 MB/s
DQ Read 192
DQ Write 74.1
DQ Mixed 80.4
73% 116 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.4.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 180 185 203 239 222 MB/s
Read 320
Write 192
Mixed 240
SusWrite 204
54% 239 MB/s
4K Read 12.9
4K Write 8.8
4K Mixed 13.7
42% 11.8 MB/s
DQ Read 192
DQ Write 69.4
DQ Mixed 84.3
74% 115 MB/s
320GB free
Firmware: 1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 219 220 218 218 216 MB/s
Read 386
Write 251
Mixed 258
SusWrite 211
62% 276 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 4.4
38% 9.63 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,808,186 SSDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $3243 years
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Typical SSD320 512GB Builds (Compare 4,602 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 (MS-7816) - $217

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $1,040

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