Average Bench: 69.4% (662nd of 1058)

Based on 4,247 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]

Above average average bench

The Transcend SSD370 128GB averaged 30.6% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 129MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 30.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 128GB is 32.2%. 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 4,247 samples)
Min Avg Max
359 Read 457 509
139 Write 149 157
50.6 Mixed 186 213
70.5 SusWrite 124 154
50.2% 229 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 4K Read 24.7 29.4
17 4K Write 70.1 100
7.71 4K Mixed 30.8 39
114% 41.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
175 DQ Read 241 264
87.3 DQ Write 143 157
27.5 DQ Mixed 129 154
113% 171 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 144 148 148 123 132 MB/s
Read 491
Write 148
Mixed 198
SusWrite 140
54% 244 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 36.3
145% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 148
125% 184 MB/s
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140516
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 155 158 117 91 156 MB/s
Read 488
Write 160
Mixed 217
SusWrite 139
55% 251 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 25.7
86% 29.4 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 138
117% 173 MB/s
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N0815B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 89 72 71 53 73 MB/s
Read 410
Write 152
Mixed 60.1
SusWrite 83
38% 176 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 49.2
4K Mixed 24.8
87% 31.1 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 44.3
77% 153 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,559,814 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $70 @ launch in Aug '14
AmazonUS $684 days
BHPhotoUS $744 years
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Typical SSD370 128GB Builds (Compare 315 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 25%
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Desktop
Desktop 74%
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Workstation
Workstation 19%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-78511

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $267

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 Comments

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

All the speed is back and even faster...

Added 7 years ago.

Good

5 years ago.

Major decline over time in performance


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