Average Bench: 90.4% (314th of 1057)

Based on 2,610 user benchmarks.  Model: TS256GSSD230S

Excellent average bench

The Transcend TS256GSSD230S 256GB averaged just 9.6% 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 178MB/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 54.6%. 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 274MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 362MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,610 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 465 515
219 Write 374 462
212 Mixed 362 435
103 SusWrite 274 448
82.6% 369 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 29.3 39.5
40 4K Write 81 112
23.8 4K Mixed 40.9 55.4
140% 50.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
106 DQ Read 248 379
84.8 DQ Write 275 354
48.4 DQ Mixed 178 271
157% 234 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0423A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 96 96 96 91 97 MB/s
Read 516
Write 469
Mixed 421
SusWrite 122
85% 382 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 56.1
189% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 41.5
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 60.4
53% 76.2 MB/s
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427BNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 198 256 256 246 140 MB/s
Read 486
Write 254
Mixed 285
SusWrite 208
68% 308 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 35.9
142% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 186
155% 223 MB/s
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427BNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 213 219 223 221 225 MB/s
Read 432
Write 223
Mixed 202
SusWrite 217
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 72.7
4K Mixed 34.6
115% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 157
127% 176 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,076,451 SSDs tested.

Typical TS256GSSD230S 256GB Builds (Compare 535 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI MS-7996

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $595

Popular TS256GSSD230S 256GB compatible motherboards:

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