Average Bench: 78.9% (459th of 1026)

Based on 195 user benchmarks.  Model: TS256GMTS430S

Good average bench

The Transcend TS256GMTS430S 256GB averaged 21.1% 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 102MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend TS256GMTS430S 256GB is 46%. 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 184MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 347MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 195 samples)
Min Avg Max
319 Read 440 509
153 Write 365 450
194 Mixed 347 414
128 SusWrite 184 238
74.8% 334 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.1 4K Read 26.7 36.6
38.9 4K Write 69.8 100
15.6 4K Mixed 36.6 50.4
124% 44.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.9 DQ Read 244 366
91.7 DQ Write 272 349
57.8 DQ Mixed 102 123
120% 206 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: S0423A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 226 220 221 221 221 MB/s
Read 501
Write 366
Mixed 411
SusWrite 241
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 76.3
4K Mixed 44.5
148% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 113
150% 271 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: S0423A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 220 220 221 221 220 MB/s
Read 500
Write 434
Mixed 412
SusWrite 242
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 67.6
4K Mixed 41.9
138% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 113
149% 270 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: S0423A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 218 220 219 221 221 MB/s
Read 499
Write 448
Mixed 403
SusWrite 243
89% 398 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 65.1
4K Mixed 39.5
131% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 113
142% 252 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: S0423A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 221 221 221 221 221 MB/s
Read 407
Write 330
Mixed 350
SusWrite 244
75% 333 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 62.8
4K Mixed 33
108% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 113
150% 271 MB/s
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0906A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 144 145 146 146 146 MB/s
Read 493
Write 381
Mixed 366
SusWrite 167
78% 352 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 72.3
4K Mixed 36.2
126% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 183
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 86.2
107% 184 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: S0423A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 217 219 221 220 220 MB/s
Read 425
Write 354
Mixed 350
SusWrite 241
77% 342 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 47.3
4K Mixed 30.2
96% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 114
136% 240 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0906A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 146 147 148 148 148 MB/s
Read 460
Write 381
Mixed 293
SusWrite 156
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 42.6
4K Mixed 26.8
88% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 131
118% 178 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,494,304 SSDs tested.

Typical TS256GMTS430S 256GB Builds (Compare 5,128 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

System: Lenovo 20217

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $209

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