Average Bench: 77.4% (513th of 1058)

Based on 1,650 user benchmarks.  Models: TS256GSSD340, TS256GSS D340

Good average bench

The Transcend SSD340 256GB averaged 22.5% 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 119MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD340 256GB is 44.1%. 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 216MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,650 samples)
Min Avg Max
334 Read 425 489
88.9 Write 228 305
115 Mixed 213 272
61.8 SusWrite 216 302
60.1% 270 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 4K Read 25.5 30.9
30 4K Write 72.5 107
19.9 4K Mixed 34.1 44.3
121% 44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
113 DQ Read 235 313
75.7 DQ Write 219 311
45.9 DQ Mixed 119 151
119% 191 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN423b
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 286 288 251 290 288 MB/s
Read 472
Write 292
Mixed 277
SusWrite 275
73% 329 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 73.9
4K Mixed 38.1
129% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 142
152% 252 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN263
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 193 194 185 178 183 MB/s
Read 452
Write 200
Mixed 192
SusWrite 186
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 84.2
4K Mixed 36.9
135% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 208
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 113
111% 177 MB/s
174GB free
Firmware: 63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 215 208 200 205 206 MB/s
Read 392
Write 192
Mixed 216
SusWrite 208
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 35.4
146% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 86
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 79.8
82% 129 MB/s
206GB free
Firmware: SVN263
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 219 219 218 218 219 MB/s
Read 423
Write 219
Mixed 213
SusWrite 218
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 70.7
4K Mixed 34.2
120% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 190
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 113
111% 176 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN059
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 295 300 296 300 294 MB/s
Read 365
Write 299
Mixed 248
SusWrite 295
68% 302 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 57.2
4K Mixed 25.3
90% 33.5 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 151
154% 249 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN263
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 122 147 145 151 149 MB/s
Read 341
Write 199
Mixed 189
SusWrite 139
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 61.4
4K Mixed 32.6
113% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 102
98% 153 MB/s
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Typical SSD340 256GB Builds (Compare 1,313 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P9X79 LE - $434

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

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