Average Bench: 80.9% (459th of 1058)

Based on 4,318 user benchmarks.  Models: TS256GSSD370, TS256GSS D370

The 256GB Transcend SSD370 sports a Silicon Motion (SM2246EN) controller coupled with Micron 20nm synchronous MLC NAND. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 520/290 MBps and peak 4k read/write speeds of 29/116 the SSD370 has an effective speed which is amongst the bottom 25% of ~250GB drives. The effective speed is weighed down by a relatively weak sequential write speed of just 290 MBps. The performance highlight for the SSD370 is its ability to deal with mixed 4k IO which is arguably one of the best real world indicators. At current prices the SSD370 can't compete as there are both cheaper and faster alternatives on the market but prices are almost certain to drop at which time the SSD370 will fare far better in terms of value. [Oct '14 SSDrivePro]

Very good average bench

The Transcend SSD370 256GB averaged just 19.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Transcend SSD370 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 162MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 256GB is 42.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Transcend SSD370 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 232MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 251MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,318 samples)
Min Avg Max
365 Read 469 513
209 Write 281 302
12.2 Mixed 251 297
117 SusWrite 232 298
68.6% 308 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 25 29.3
5.64 4K Write 76.1 110
11.5 4K Mixed 33.7 42.1
121% 44.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
95.5 DQ Read 254 289
89.7 DQ Write 247 288
38.7 DQ Mixed 162 193
146% 221 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: N1114H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 287 290 198 290 293 MB/s
Read 513
Write 291
Mixed 282
SusWrite 273
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 40.2
145% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 180
162% 245 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 178 153 103 103 110 MB/s
Read 487
Write 293
Mixed 267
SusWrite 133
65% 295 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 41.2
156% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 7.3
56% 135 MB/s
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140516
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 202 169 163 154 167 MB/s
Read 511
Write 295
Mixed 286
SusWrite 189
71% 320 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 22.4
4K Mixed 32.8
94% 27.2 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 194
169% 251 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $116 @ launch in Aug '14
AmazonUS $1102 months
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Typical SSD370 256GB Builds (Compare 420 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 40%
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Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 34%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-B1061

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $790

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 Comments

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

Faster speed in large storage...

Added 6 years ago.

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6 years ago.

Note Transcend have Disabled DIPM on this device so it will never go into its lower power states, so not recommended for laptops as it be constantly pulling power when it should be partly sleeping when idle (unless they bring a firmware update out that has DIPM enabled), apart from that its a good SSD (should be around the BX100 speeds)


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