Average Bench: 91.2% (301st of 1058)

Based on 307 user benchmarks.  Model: TS256GMTS830S

Excellent average bench

The Transcend TS256GMTS830S 256GB averaged just 8.8% 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 156MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 42.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend TS256GMTS830S 256GB is 54.7%. 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 267MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 370MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 307 samples)
Min Avg Max
363 Read 463 515
202 Write 382 462
235 Mixed 370 429
116 SusWrite 267 445
83.1% 371 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.5 4K Read 30.3 39.9
38.4 4K Write 80.7 112
22.6 4K Mixed 42.2 56.6
143% 51.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
145 DQ Read 255 366
139 DQ Write 279 339
94 DQ Mixed 156 247
148% 230 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427GN1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 440 446 453 454 452 MB/s
Read 495
Write 433
Mixed 408
SusWrite 427
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 47.1
163% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 244
193% 263 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427D16
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 403 391 385 399 403 MB/s
Read 463
Write 396
Mixed 388
SusWrite 399
93% 411 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 94.9
4K Mixed 47.5
160% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 240
188% 256 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0423A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 211 214 212 214 212 MB/s
Read 490
Write 444
Mixed 418
SusWrite 231
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 51.1
168% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 118
152% 273 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0423A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 204 209 213 123 96 MB/s
Read 500
Write 446
Mixed 409
SusWrite 192
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 47.8
158% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 114
150% 272 MB/s
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02J0T3HB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 151 111 112 111 115 MB/s
Read 484
Write 396
Mixed 361
SusWrite 131
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 97.5
4K Mixed 48.4
169% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 99.4
120% 206 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02J0T3HB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 137 111 111 111 111 MB/s
Read 511
Write 388
Mixed 378
SusWrite 130
78% 352 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 81.7
4K Mixed 43.6
148% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 97.4
117% 203 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02J0T3HB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 286 149 150 152 140 149 MB/s
Read 444
Write 352
Mixed 351
SusWrite 171
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 72.7
4K Mixed 28.8
116% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 192
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 103
114% 190 MB/s
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Typical TS256GMTS830S 256GB Builds (Compare 607 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte H370M D3H - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $597

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