Average Bench: 93.1% (236th of 1011)

Based on 873 user benchmarks.  Model: TS256GSSD230S

Excellent average bench

The Transcend TS256GSSD230S 256GB averaged just 6.9% 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 194MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend TS256GSSD230S 256GB is 56.3%. 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 331MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 369MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 873 samples)
Min Avg Max
363 Read 460 514
204 Write 390 460
208 Mixed 369 430
91.9 SusWrite 331 447
87.1% 388 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 29.3 37.7
29.6 4K Write 80.1 118
22.3 4K Mixed 40.9 54
139% 50.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.5 DQ Read 233 371
68.2 DQ Write 271 350
35.9 DQ Mixed 194 269
162% 233 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427BNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 422 439 455 454 454 MB/s
Read 512
Write 449
Mixed 424
SusWrite 440
103% 456 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 47.1
155% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 242
193% 265 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q0518F3S
SusWrite @10s intervals: 375 416 423 218 128 62 MB/s
Read 489
Write 446
Mixed 412
SusWrite 270
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 88.7
4K Mixed 41.7
145% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 236
193% 271 MB/s
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1025F8
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 202 89 78 67 62 MB/s
Read 515
Write 466
Mixed 421
SusWrite 101
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 49.5
172% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 211
183% 268 MB/s
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427BNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 199 71 195 211 198 MB/s
Read 361
Write 244
Mixed 267
SusWrite 179
59% 263 MB/s
4K Read 10.1
4K Write 10.7
4K Mixed 10.5
34% 10.4 MB/s
DQ Read 46.1
DQ Write 35.9
DQ Mixed 40.2
30% 40.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,734,918 SSDs tested.

Typical TS256GSSD230S 256GB Builds (Compare 376 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI MS-7996

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $584

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