Average Bench: 90.3% (314th of 1058)

Based on 2,992 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 173MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend TS256GSSD230S 256GB is 55.2%. 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 263MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 362MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,992 samples)
Min Avg Max
351 Read 466 515
186 Write 371 460
202 Mixed 362 439
96.8 SusWrite 263 445
81.8% 365 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 29.9 39.5
38.4 4K Write 81.4 111
22 4K Mixed 41.2 55.6
141% 50.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
113 DQ Read 254 379
97 DQ Write 278 355
53.2 DQ Mixed 173 270
156% 235 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
49GB free
Firmware: P1025F8
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 459 452 458 446 185 MB/s
Read 516
Write 463
Mixed 429
SusWrite 409
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 44.9
154% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 253
202% 279 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427BNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 426 430 427 429 430 MB/s
Read 478
Write 394
Mixed 373
SusWrite 426
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 43.7
149% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 237
185% 254 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: R0427BNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 140 143 143 143 143 MB/s
Read 519
Write 454
Mixed 424
SusWrite 157
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 54.5
192% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 225
174% 236 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q0518F3S
SusWrite @10s intervals: 387 410 415 397 70 189 MB/s
Read 492
Write 432
Mixed 388
SusWrite 311
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 38.5
133% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 242
196% 274 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427BNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 239 333 334 331 327 MB/s
Read 353
Write 299
Mixed 304
SusWrite 317
72% 318 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 71.2
4K Mixed 44.7
134% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 209
160% 220 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427GN1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 313 349 367 367 355 367 MB/s
Read 392
Write 344
Mixed 356
SusWrite 353
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 70.2
4K Mixed 36.7
127% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 39.4
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 51.7
45% 65.5 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427BNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 251 258 267 265 268 261 MB/s
Read 457
Write 265
Mixed 282
SusWrite 262
71% 316 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 41.8
4K Mixed 32.6
105% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 174
132% 183 MB/s
144GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427BNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 172 186 168 170 178 MB/s
Read 299
Write 187
Mixed 196
SusWrite 173
48% 213 MB/s
4K Read 9.5
4K Write 38.5
4K Mixed 13.7
52% 20.6 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 179
143% 197 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,108,859 SSDs tested.

Typical TS256GSSD230S 256GB Builds (Compare 580 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
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: $605

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