Average Bench: 68.3% (526th of 959)

Based on 1,771 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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Above average average bench

The Transcend SSD370 128GB averaged 31.6% 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 Random Write Speed 73.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.3MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 128GB is 28.8%. 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 124MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 149MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,771 samples)
Min Avg Max
383 Read 476 515
140 Write 149 157
162 Mixed 209 238
75 SusWrite 124 151
52.6% 240 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 24.3 29.2
30 4K Write 73.9 106
13.2 4K Mixed 27.3 38.5
111% 41.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.1 DQ Read 184 259
58.8 DQ Write 134 155
14.5 DQ Mixed 75.8 151
79.2% 131 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
84GB free
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 100 103 89 152 152 MB/s
Read 474
Write 152
Mixed 209
SusWrite 124
53% 240 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 73
4K Mixed 34.1
122% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 149
125% 184 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 120 111 94 85 89 MB/s
Read 493
Write 148
Mixed 202
SusWrite 107
52% 238 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 64.3
4K Mixed 32.4
114% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 20.9
63% 140 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N111
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 125 128 104 107 123 MB/s
Read 384
Write 134
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 123
37% 169 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 58.5
4K Mixed 31.5
110% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 64.6
83% 151 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,080,066 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Aug '14
OutletPCUS $715 hrs
BHPhotoUS $7418 months
AmazonUS $766 days
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Typical SSD370 128GB Builds (Compare 168 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 40%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-78511

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $269

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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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