Average Bench: 70.9% (621st of 1040)

Based on 84 user benchmarks.  Models: TS256GSSD320, TS256GSS D320

Good average bench

The Transcend SSD320 256GB averaged 29.0% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 130MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 76.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD320 256GB is 40.4%. 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 176MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 259MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 84 samples)
Min Avg Max
236 Read 354 501
140 Write 259 354
161 Mixed 260 330
60.5 SusWrite 176 238
58.6% 262 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.2 4K Read 25.9 36.3
27.3 4K Write 76.7 111
7.73 4K Mixed 30.2 46.1
118% 44.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.9 DQ Read 205 296
82.3 DQ Write 204 280
7.86 DQ Mixed 130 215
118% 180 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 32,765,331 SSDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $41913 months
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Typical SSD320 256GB Builds (Compare 1,791 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $1,005

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