Average Bench: 92.4% (269th of 1034)

Based on 1,843 user benchmarks.  Model: TS256GSSD230S

Excellent average bench

The Transcend TS256GSSD230S 256GB averaged just 7.5% 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 187MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend TS256GSSD230S 256GB is 56.7%. 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 293MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 365MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,843 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 465 516
211 Write 383 467
176 Mixed 365 437
92.5 SusWrite 293 451
84.4% 376 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.7 4K Read 30.1 39.3
30.8 4K Write 80.6 114
21.7 4K Mixed 41.5 54.9
141% 50.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
95.7 DQ Read 264 378
63.9 DQ Write 275 354
45.7 DQ Mixed 187 271
163% 242 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
234GB free
Firmware: R0427BNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 438 434 441 437 441 MB/s
Read 502
Write 446
Mixed 432
SusWrite 438
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 56.9
195% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 270
224% 324 MB/s
234GB free
Firmware: R0427BNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 438 437 430 441 441 441 MB/s
Read 501
Write 438
Mixed 438
SusWrite 438
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 53.2
187% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 265
224% 328 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427BNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 375 411 424 420 395 422 MB/s
Read 503
Write 401
Mixed 404
SusWrite 408
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 84.1
4K Mixed 44.7
152% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 172
137% 191 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02J0S7JA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 120 119 119 119 120 MB/s
Read 514
Write 403
Mixed 383
SusWrite 144
80% 361 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 48.9
166% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 109
130% 224 MB/s
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427BNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 390 389 387 396 395 MB/s
Read 444
Write 375
Mixed 362
SusWrite 387
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 48.5
4K Mixed 33.5
108% 36 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 223
171% 231 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,491,048 SSDs tested.

Typical TS256GSSD230S 256GB Builds (Compare 275 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI MS-7996

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $596

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