Average Bench: 93.7% (219th of 1003)

Based on 731 user benchmarks.  Model: TS256GSSD230S

Excellent average bench

The Transcend TS256GSSD230S 256GB averaged just 6.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Transcend TS256GSSD230S 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 200MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend TS256GSSD230S 256GB is 54.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Transcend TS256GSSD230S 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 339MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 372MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 731 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 463 515
237 Write 396 464
210 Mixed 372 434
91.8 SusWrite 339 448
88.2% 392 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 4K Read 29.2 37.3
32.2 4K Write 80.8 117
23 4K Mixed 40.8 53.3
139% 50.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.4 DQ Read 232 373
66.2 DQ Write 272 352
32.9 DQ Mixed 200 269
165% 235 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: P1025F8
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 455 353 0 0 448 MB/s
Read 465
Write 410
Mixed 401
SusWrite 285
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 51.1
182% 70.4 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 257
204% 281 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0423A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 230 224 219 199 206 MB/s
Read 508
Write 445
Mixed 418
SusWrite 227
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 84.1
4K Mixed 49.5
164% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 116
152% 273 MB/s
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427BNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 382 400 362 405 411 MB/s
Read 452
Write 389
Mixed 393
SusWrite 386
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 84
4K Mixed 41.7
144% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 188
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 145
134% 204 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427BNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 342 284 316 377 381 MB/s
Read 452
Write 394
Mixed 390
SusWrite 334
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 67
4K Mixed 42.7
136% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 205
162% 225 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427BNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 386 393 398 374 344 MB/s
Read 450
Write 404
Mixed 373
SusWrite 374
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 70.2
4K Mixed 39.9
124% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 243
187% 251 MB/s
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0906A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 174 181 183 183 184 MB/s
Read 477
Write 218
Mixed 215
SusWrite 181
60% 273 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 63
4K Mixed 31.8
111% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 164
142% 212 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,047,987 SSDs tested.

Typical TS256GSSD230S 256GB Builds (Compare 342 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI MS-7996

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $519

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