Average Bench: 77.7% (505th of 1058)

Based on 1,746 user benchmarks.  Models: TS256GSSD340, TS256GSS D340

Good average bench

The Transcend SSD340 256GB averaged 22.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Transcend SSD340 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 120MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD340 256GB is 43.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Transcend SSD340 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 213MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 218MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,746 samples)
Min Avg Max
326 Read 424 489
90.9 Write 229 305
113 Mixed 213 272
64.2 SusWrite 218 301
60.2% 271 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 25.7 31
30.6 4K Write 72.3 106
19.9 4K Mixed 34.3 44.6
121% 44.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
113 DQ Read 235 313
75.4 DQ Write 221 311
55.5 DQ Mixed 120 151
120% 192 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: SVN059
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 292 297 292 289 298 MB/s
Read 444
Write 294
Mixed 251
SusWrite 294
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 58.1
4K Mixed 39.4
129% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 146
125% 188 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN059
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 254 248 0 0 20 MB/s
Read 388
Write 294
Mixed 257
SusWrite 126
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 39.6
140% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 149
153% 248 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN059
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 272 284 241 291 293 MB/s
Read 382
Write 292
Mixed 125
SusWrite 265
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 71.8
4K Mixed 31.3
115% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 149
151% 242 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN423c
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 292 296 300 302 232 MB/s
Read 392
Write 297
Mixed 243
SusWrite 283
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 63.5
4K Mixed 28.9
100% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 146
151% 246 MB/s
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN059
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 288 299 304 305 307 MB/s
Read 331
Write 310
Mixed 232
SusWrite 286
65% 290 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 67.2
4K Mixed 34
115% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 129
115% 174 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: SVN560
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 291 294 301 302 298 MB/s
Read 371
Write 299
Mixed 254
SusWrite 295
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 43.2
4K Mixed 28
91% 30.8 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 140
128% 195 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: 63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 79 60 94 95 93 MB/s
Read 372
Write 98
Mixed 100
SusWrite 90.9
36% 165 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 77.8
4K Mixed 35.6
128% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 191
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 110
96% 145 MB/s
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Typical SSD340 256GB Builds (Compare 1,470 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 50%
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Motherboard: Asus P9X79 LE - $434

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,378

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