Average Bench: 87.5% (329th of 1040)

Based on 205 user benchmarks.  Model: TS256GMTS400S

Very good average bench

The Transcend TS256GMTS400S 256GB averaged just 12.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Transcend TS256GMTS400S 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 151MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend TS256GMTS400S 256GB is 55.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Transcend TS256GMTS400S 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 321MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 341MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 205 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 461 514
274 Write 382 455
241 Mixed 321 475
178 SusWrite 341 444
84.4% 376 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.59 4K Read 26.5 38.3
27.3 4K Write 67.3 104
12.3 4K Mixed 35 51.8
121% 42.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.4 DQ Read 225 284
53 DQ Write 235 304
12.4 DQ Mixed 151 202
135% 204 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1225CH4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 420 409 429 429 344 432 MB/s
Read 516
Write 444
Mixed 333
SusWrite 410
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 58.4
200% 72.4 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 201
176% 262 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1225CH1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 429 434 433 445 439 MB/s
Read 500
Write 414
Mixed 329
SusWrite 420
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 77
4K Mixed 45.7
150% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 200
169% 247 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: P1225CH4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 332 356 257 269 233 MB/s
Read 434
Write 383
Mixed 294
SusWrite 302
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 52.1
179% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 202
176% 259 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: P1225CH4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 411 401 385 411 400 MB/s
Read 484
Write 426
Mixed 321
SusWrite 404
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 70
4K Mixed 34.6
129% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 191
165% 244 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1225CH1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 151 128 128 127 127 MB/s
Read 504
Write 423
Mixed 319
SusWrite 163
78% 352 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 89.5
4K Mixed 47.9
163% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 203
175% 258 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 37,837,473 SSDs tested.

Typical TS256GMTS400S 256GB Builds (Compare 66,049 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $933

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