Average Bench: 221% (56th of 1018)

Based on 794 user benchmarks.  Model: TS256GMTE220S

Outstanding average bench

The Transcend TS256GMTE220S 256GB averaged 120.7% 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 349MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,225MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend TS256GMTE220S 256GB is 139%. 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 345MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 568MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 794 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,094 Read 2,225 2,771
335 Write 882 1,159
112 Mixed 568 1,245
207 SusWrite 345 678
219% 1,005 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28 4K Read 57.8 71.6
57.9 4K Write 153 218
41.3 4K Mixed 76.3 97.4
266% 95.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
317 DQ Read 683 834
192 DQ Write 594 1,032
76.1 DQ Mixed 349 485
341% 542 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0328C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 264 265 180 264 183 MB/s
Read 2,736
Write 1073
Mixed 143
SusWrite 244
226% 1,049 MB/s
4K Read 73.6
4K Write 227
4K Mixed 102
362% 134 MB/s
DQ Read 831
DQ Write 476
DQ Mixed 303
319% 536 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 42B4S8JA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 259 259 268 265 266 MB/s
Read 2,202
Write 1,011
Mixed 1,121
SusWrite 289
254% 1,156 MB/s
4K Read 50.8
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 73.6
263% 99.3 MB/s
DQ Read 754
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 420
335% 482 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 42B4S8JA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 280 262 265 265 265 MB/s
Read 2,532
Write 654
Mixed 630
SusWrite 287
222% 1,026 MB/s
4K Read 56.9
4K Write 94.5
4K Mixed 47.4
197% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 504
DQ Write 690
DQ Mixed 468
390% 554 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0328C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 282 254 253 254 254 MB/s
Read 1,973
Write 562
Mixed 309
SusWrite 280
169% 781 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 79.5
255% 90.3 MB/s
DQ Read 807
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 101
179% 370 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 42B4S8JA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 239 265 259 268 264 MB/s
Read 1,448
Write 1,006
Mixed 803
SusWrite 269
195% 881 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 60.3
4K Mixed 56.1
174% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 420
DQ Write 820
DQ Mixed 445
388% 562 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0328C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 256 257 257 259 217 MB/s
Read 1800
Write 391
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 261
136% 634 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 28.9
4K Mixed 44.2
120% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 394
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 147
134% 214 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0328C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 144 116 108 104 102 MB/s
Read 1,888
Write 317
Mixed 193
SusWrite 116
134% 628 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 53
4K Mixed 38.5
117% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 68.8
100% 184 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,196,526 SSDs tested.

Typical TS256GMTE220S 256GB Builds (Compare 33,556 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $426

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