Average Bench: 76.7% (487th of 1016)

Based on 147 user benchmarks.  Model: TS256GMSA370

Good average bench

The Transcend MSA370 mSATA 256GB averaged 23.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Transcend MSA370 mSATA 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 93.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend MSA370 mSATA 256GB is 34.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Transcend MSA370 mSATA 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 250MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 293MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 147 samples)
Min Avg Max
400 Read 480 514
268 Write 293 322
178 Mixed 315 377
121 SusWrite 250 343
74.7% 335 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16 4K Read 22.9 28
28.1 4K Write 64.7 98.5
13.5 4K Mixed 26.7 38.7
103% 38.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.4 DQ Read 196 284
61.7 DQ Write 223 287
13.7 DQ Mixed 93.8 188
103% 171 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O1225G
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 374 376 375 378 379 MB/s
Read 463
Write 382
Mixed 317
SusWrite 373
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 51.6
4K Mixed 24.9
88% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 192
173% 261 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 211 182 171 177 183 MB/s
Read 477
Write 302
Mixed 279
SusWrite 199
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 63.3
4K Mixed 31.5
109% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 180
162% 244 MB/s
144GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140402
SusWrite @10s intervals: 234 200 278 232 274 230 MB/s
Read 438
Write 286
Mixed 269
SusWrite 241
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 54.7
4K Mixed 29.5
99% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 182
164% 248 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N0815B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 231 215 126 150 145 117 MB/s
Read 466
Write 270
Mixed 9.5
SusWrite 164
50% 227 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 71.1
4K Mixed 31.4
112% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 3.9
77% 185 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 232 268 278 205 282 MB/s
Read 442
Write 282
Mixed 267
SusWrite 244
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 36.1
4K Mixed 18.9
74% 25 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 177
154% 228 MB/s
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Typical MSA370 mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 437 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 14%
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Desktop 49%
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Workstation
Workstation 24%
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System: Asus UX510UXK

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 8% - Terrible Total price: $133

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