Average Bench: 76.8% (525th of 1058)

Based on 433 user benchmarks.  Model: TS256GMTS430S

Good average bench

The Transcend TS256GMTS430S 256GB averaged 23.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Transcend TS256GMTS430S 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 99.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend TS256GMTS430S 256GB is 44.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Transcend TS256GMTS430S 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 163MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 336MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 433 samples)
Min Avg Max
336 Read 442 509
144 Write 350 445
161 Mixed 336 413
109 SusWrite 163 235
72.1% 323 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.6 4K Read 26.9 36.5
36.8 4K Write 70.3 101
17.3 4K Mixed 36.1 49.7
124% 44.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
119 DQ Read 224 365
92.9 DQ Write 255 341
63.9 DQ Mixed 99.7 122
114% 193 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
152GB free
Firmware: 02J0TBD1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 110 110 111 111 111 MB/s
Read 460
Write 395
Mixed 372
SusWrite 144
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 46.8
162% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 97.5
118% 204 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: 02J0S7JA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 162 118 111 111 111 MB/s
Read 444
Write 391
Mixed 361
SusWrite 136
75% 333 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 80
4K Mixed 42.2
140% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 99.1
119% 206 MB/s
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02J0TBD1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 113 113 113 114 114 MB/s
Read 451
Write 367
Mixed 364
SusWrite 138
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 68.4
4K Mixed 39.4
134% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 99.5
120% 206 MB/s
169GB free
Firmware: 02J0TBD1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 306 111 113 113 113 113 MB/s
Read 459
Write 396
Mixed 354
SusWrite 145
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 73.8
4K Mixed 36.3
128% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 98.3
119% 205 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0906A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 179 140 146 147 148 MB/s
Read 487
Write 382
Mixed 366
SusWrite 162
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 66.7
4K Mixed 34
118% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 87.1
106% 183 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0906A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 143 143 144 146 145 MB/s
Read 442
Write 376
Mixed 357
SusWrite 167
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 69.4
4K Mixed 35.4
121% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 91.5
109% 185 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,071,884 SSDs tested.

Typical TS256GMTS430S 256GB Builds (Compare 2,161 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 20217

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $209

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