Average Bench: 65.3% (670th of 1016)

Based on 75 user benchmarks.  Models: TS256GSSD320, TS256GSS D320

Above average average bench

The Transcend SSD320 256GB averaged 34.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 72.5MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 76.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD320 256GB is 37.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Transcend SSD320 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 162MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 230MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 75 samples)
Min Avg Max
248 Read 408 511
133 Write 230 333
163 Mixed 248 322
23.4 SusWrite 162 238
58.2% 262 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.64 4K Read 22 36.2
25.5 4K Write 72.5 114
7.25 4K Mixed 20.6 43.9
98.1% 38.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.2 DQ Read 160 295
81.9 DQ Write 187 266
7.67 DQ Mixed 76.1 191
84.4% 141 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.0.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 248 248 252 246 249 184 MB/s
Read 366
Write 282
Mixed 301
SusWrite 238
67% 297 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 35.2
4K Mixed 24.4
83% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 181
162% 244 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.0.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 193 193 191 181 201 MB/s
Read 347
Write 273
Mixed 278
SusWrite 197
61% 274 MB/s
4K Read 15
4K Write 35.2
4K Mixed 23.8
72% 24.7 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 191
162% 236 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,382,659 SSDs tested.

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Typical SSD320 256GB Builds (Compare 13,211 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $541

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