Average Bench: 222% (67th of 1040)

Based on 1,426 user benchmarks.  Model: TS256GMTE220S

Outstanding average bench

The Transcend TS256GMTE220S 256GB averaged 122.1% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Transcend TS256GMTE220S 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 358MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,302MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend TS256GMTE220S 256GB is 125%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Transcend TS256GMTE220S 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 300MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 773MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,426 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,160 Read 2,302 2,776
377 Write 923 1,168
106 Mixed 773 1,261
212 SusWrite 300 568
235% 1,075 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.2 4K Read 56 71.1
59 4K Write 157 228
41.9 4K Mixed 78.4 98.1
269% 97.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
355 DQ Read 701 834
168 DQ Write 570 1,061
130 DQ Mixed 358 483
344% 543 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 42B4S8JA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 254 265 261 263 262 MB/s
Read 2,732
Write 1,116
Mixed 1,228
SusWrite 286
294% 1,340 MB/s
4K Read 64.6
4K Write 202
4K Mixed 89.2
319% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 747
DQ Write 711
DQ Mixed 363
373% 607 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 42B4S8JA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 263 263 262 264 265 MB/s
Read 2,626
Write 1,103
Mixed 1,220
SusWrite 292
288% 1,310 MB/s
4K Read 62.2
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 83.8
290% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 750
DQ Write 800
DQ Mixed 463
435% 671 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: 42B4S8JA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 258 262 263 258 259 MB/s
Read 2,760
Write 1,071
Mixed 849
SusWrite 286
271% 1,241 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 242
4K Mixed 79.4
300% 122 MB/s
DQ Read 519
DQ Write 409
DQ Mixed 391
313% 440 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0328C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 270 269 227 229 188 MB/s
Read 2,022
Write 426
Mixed 216
SusWrite 272
158% 734 MB/s
4K Read 63.7
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 52.6
264% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 160
150% 235 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1226A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 846 635 791 723 703 890 MB/s
Read 1256
Write 93.9
Mixed 886
SusWrite 764
166% 750 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 56.1
182% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 474
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 435
316% 414 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 42B4S8JA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 445 253 264 265 266 267 MB/s
Read 1,181
Write 1,039
Mixed 932
SusWrite 293
192% 861 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 63.6
209% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 411
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 372
280% 376 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 42B4S8JA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 287 260 262 261 259 MB/s
Read 1,901
Write 1,106
Mixed 1,140
SusWrite 290
246% 1,109 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 41.5
4K Mixed 32.7
105% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 134
DQ Write 96.6
DQ Mixed 129
92% 120 MB/s
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Typical TS256GMTE220S 256GB Builds (Compare 9,343 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI B450M MORTAR MAX (MS-7B89)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $577

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