Average Bench: 80.6% (424th of 1016)

Based on 2,688 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]

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Very good average bench

The Transcend SSD370 256GB averaged just 19.3% 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 158MB/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 47.3%. 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 250MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,688 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 466 513
249 Write 285 302
10.5 Mixed 250 296
117 SusWrite 232 296
68.6% 308 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.7 4K Read 24.6 29.7
6.44 4K Write 76.2 116
9.52 4K Mixed 33.7 42.8
121% 44.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
85.4 DQ Read 255 292
87.6 DQ Write 247 288
11.9 DQ Mixed 158 193
144% 220 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 284 294 188 296 298 MB/s
Read 501
Write 296
Mixed 286
SusWrite 275
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 39.9
142% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 178
162% 246 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 196 282 293 223 235 MB/s
Read 452
Write 292
Mixed 270
SusWrite 242
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 59.8
4K Mixed 31.6
107% 38.2 MB/s
DQ Read 23.1
DQ Write 76.2
DQ Mixed 97.3
61% 65.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,626,442 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Aug '14
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Typical SSD370 256GB Builds (Compare 666 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 49%
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Desktop 62%
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Workstation
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-B1061

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $854

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 Comments

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

Faster speed in large storage...

Added 5 years ago.

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4 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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