Average Bench: 70.2% (587th of 1011)

Based on 1,837 user benchmarks.  Models: TS128GSSD370, TS128GSS D370

The 128GB Transcend SSD370 proved to be a bit of a disappointment both in absolute terms and in comparison to its larger capacity 256GB sibling. The 128GB SSD370 is let down by its abysmal peak sequential write speed of just 158 MBps which is the lowest speed we have seen to date on a ~128GB SATA 3.0 SSD. Comparing the 256GB and 128GB versions shows that 256GB capacity drive has nearly double the write speed which is typical for larger flash based drives. In terms of value for money the 128GB SSD370 fares a little better but there are far faster and moderately cheaper alternatives available in the extremely competitive SSD market[Oct '14 SSDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Transcend SSD370 128GB averaged 29.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 129MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 75.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 128GB is 31.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Transcend SSD370 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 128MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 149MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,837 samples)
Min Avg Max
352 Read 459 510
139 Write 149 156
46 Mixed 186 211
79.8 SusWrite 128 152
50.6% 230 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.2 4K Read 24.8 29.6
23.7 4K Write 75.4 108
9.41 4K Mixed 30.9 39.7
117% 43.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.1 DQ Read 233 263
82.8 DQ Write 142 155
27 DQ Mixed 129 154
112% 168 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 127 72 81 75 66 MB/s
Read 484
Write 149
Mixed 207
SusWrite 94.5
51% 234 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 39.3
155% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 150
126% 185 MB/s
71GB free
Firmware: N1114H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 143 143 142 141 140 MB/s
Read 484
Write 142
Mixed 195
SusWrite 142
53% 241 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 87.8
4K Mixed 32.6
127% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 146
123% 180 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 133 119 145 148 147 MB/s
Read 440
Write 142
Mixed 194
SusWrite 140
50% 229 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 77.8
4K Mixed 33.2
123% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 146
122% 179 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N0815B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 150 131 128 152 130 MB/s
Read 369
Write 150
Mixed 198
SusWrite 139
47% 214 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 64
4K Mixed 33.7
116% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 132
114% 170 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,799,775 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Aug '14
OutletPCUS $453 hrs
AmazonUS $703 mins
BHPhotoUS $742 years
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Typical SSD370 128GB Builds (Compare 299 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 36%
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Desktop 52%
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Workstation 28%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-78511

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $244

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 Comments

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN. NAND: Micron 20nm Synchronous MLC

All the speed is back and even faster...

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