Average Bench: 90.3% (314th of 1058)

Based on 362 user benchmarks.  Model: TS256GMTS830S

Excellent average bench

The Transcend TS256GMTS830S 256GB averaged just 9.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Transcend TS256GMTS830S 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 155MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend TS256GMTS830S 256GB is 55.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Transcend TS256GMTS830S 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 261MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 365MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 362 samples)
Min Avg Max
363 Read 462 516
186 Write 375 461
215 Mixed 365 428
111 SusWrite 261 446
81.9% 366 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.7 4K Read 30 39.9
38.3 4K Write 80.9 112
22.1 4K Mixed 41.9 56.4
142% 50.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
144 DQ Read 250 366
132 DQ Write 275 339
93.7 DQ Mixed 155 247
146% 227 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0423A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 215 214 212 213 210 MB/s
Read 514
Write 427
Mixed 399
SusWrite 236
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 55
187% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 115
151% 273 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0423A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 334 210 213 179 133 132 MB/s
Read 514
Write 444
Mixed 417
SusWrite 200
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 50.3
174% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 116
148% 264 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427BNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 299 411 423 403 317 MB/s
Read 495
Write 401
Mixed 384
SusWrite 357
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 73.2
4K Mixed 35.3
131% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 230
175% 236 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02J0T3HB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 234 82 65 67 69 61 MB/s
Read 513
Write 306
Mixed 372
SusWrite 96.3
71% 322 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 48.8
169% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 97.6
118% 203 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02J0T3HB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 271 157 153 155 157 157 MB/s
Read 501
Write 380
Mixed 384
SusWrite 175
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 45.8
155% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 204
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 94.4
108% 182 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02J0T3HB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 150 157 155 158 153 MB/s
Read 472
Write 360
Mixed 364
SusWrite 167
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 73.1
4K Mixed 39.4
134% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 206
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 95.1
115% 198 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0423A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 252 198 184 121 111 111 MB/s
Read 455
Write 378
Mixed 373
SusWrite 163
76% 342 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 51.5
4K Mixed 36.4
115% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 211
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 112
103% 160 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02J0S86A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 101 58 66 57 57 MB/s
Read 419
Write 336
Mixed 332
SusWrite 87.3
66% 293 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 59
4K Mixed 35.2
115% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 96.2
116% 201 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,300,380 SSDs tested.

Typical TS256GMTS830S 256GB Builds (Compare 730 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte H370M D3H - $133

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $670

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