Average Bench: 70.2% (612th of 1026)

Based on 3,249 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 29.8% 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 128MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 31.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 128GB is 30.1%. 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 127MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 149MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,249 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 461 509
140 Write 149 158
46.5 Mixed 187 213
77.8 SusWrite 127 153
50.7% 231 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 4K Read 24.9 29.4
15.4 4K Write 72 102
8.88 4K Mixed 31.5 38.6
116% 42.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.8 DQ Read 232 263
72.8 DQ Write 141 157
28 DQ Mixed 128 154
111% 167 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
32GB free
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 148 149 149 131 138 MB/s
Read 498
Write 148
Mixed 204
SusWrite 144
54% 248 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 37.1
152% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 148
124% 184 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140402
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 138 113 106 103 113 MB/s
Read 470
Write 147
Mixed 202
SusWrite 116
51% 233 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 36.8
142% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 151
128% 189 MB/s
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 149 139 115 150 146 MB/s
Read 411
Write 151
Mixed 204
SusWrite 140
50% 227 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 35.9
137% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 245
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 146
122% 180 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,481,366 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Aug '14
OutletPCUS $459 months
AmazonUS $722 months
BHPhotoUS $743 years
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Typical SSD370 128GB Builds (Compare 445 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI MS-78511

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below 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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Major decline over time in performance


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