Average Bench: 82.6% (434th of 1058)

Based on 86 user benchmarks.  Model: TS256ASTMM1600X

Very good average bench

The Transcend TS256ASTMM1600X 256GB averaged just 17.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Transcend TS256ASTMM1600X 256GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 153MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend TS256ASTMM1600X 256GB is 43.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Transcend TS256ASTMM1600X 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 251MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 256MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 86 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 462 511
218 Write 283 300
5.89 Mixed 256 335
126 SusWrite 251 297
69.7% 313 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 25.1 29.1
20 4K Write 76.7 110
11.4 4K Mixed 33.6 41.9
122% 45.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.4 DQ Read 253 281
102 DQ Write 261 286
31.8 DQ Mixed 153 181
143% 222 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 283 282 283 283 284 MB/s
Read 460
Write 279
Mixed 278
SusWrite 281
72% 325 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 75.6
4K Mixed 31.6
121% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 178
161% 244 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 146 285 289 301 301 MB/s
Read 368
Write 288
Mixed 274
SusWrite 263
67% 298 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 34.2
126% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 178
157% 236 MB/s
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 260 287 287 290 290 286 MB/s
Read 456
Write 288
Mixed 288
SusWrite 283
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 59.7
4K Mixed 32.2
110% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 103
117% 201 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,185,055 SSDs tested.

Typical TS256ASTMM1600X 256GB Builds (Compare 68 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H310M PRO-VHL (MS-7B27)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $560

Popular TS256ASTMM1600X 256GB compatible motherboards:

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