Average Bench: 92.9% (240th of 1011)

Based on 1,057 user benchmarks.  Model: TS256GSSD230S

Excellent average bench

The Transcend TS256GSSD230S 256GB averaged just 7.1% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 188MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend TS256GSSD230S 256GB is 54.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Transcend TS256GSSD230S 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 315MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 370MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,057 samples)
Min Avg Max
364 Read 462 515
212 Write 392 461
210 Mixed 370 430
93.5 SusWrite 315 447
86.4% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 29.8 39
33.8 4K Write 80.1 117
22.3 4K Mixed 41.3 55.2
140% 50.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39 DQ Read 241 368
66.3 DQ Write 275 352
37.1 DQ Mixed 188 269
161% 235 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0423A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 220 220 224 222 223 MB/s
Read 466
Write 425
Mixed 398
SusWrite 243
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 43.6
166% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 116
145% 258 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,133,049 SSDs tested.

Typical TS256GSSD230S 256GB Builds (Compare 445 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 62%
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI MS-7996

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $551

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