Average Bench: 79.8% (379th of 980)

Based on 1,834 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]


Good average bench

The Transcend SSD370 256GB averaged 20.1% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 156MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 256GB is 44.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Transcend SSD370 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 225MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 240MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,834 samples)
Min Avg Max
364 Read 463 513
231 Write 282 301
10.5 Mixed 240 297
110 SusWrite 225 296
67.3% 303 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.8 4K Read 24.5 29.7
6.86 4K Write 75.6 114
15 4K Mixed 33.2 43
120% 44.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.1 DQ Read 253 292
89.7 DQ Write 249 288
21.3 DQ Mixed 156 193
143% 219 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1126KB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 295 214 215 127 118 MB/s
Read 460
Write 300
Mixed 276
SusWrite 211
70% 312 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 42.2
153% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 183
165% 250 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N0815B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 236 297 244 244 246 MB/s
Read 498
Write 305
Mixed 300
SusWrite 260
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 37.3
133% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 188
168% 253 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 116 117 124 124 126 MB/s
Read 370
Write 280
Mixed 245
SusWrite 127
57% 256 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 60.6
4K Mixed 33.6
114% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 28.2
DQ Write 87
DQ Mixed 39.6
36% 51.6 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 228 167 160 114 126 MB/s
Read 436
Write 266
Mixed 275
SusWrite 168
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 30.3
75% 19 MB/s
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Approx. $116 @ launch in Aug '14
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Typical SSD370 256GB Builds (Compare 399 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 59%
Desktop 66%
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Workstation 45%

Motherboard: MSI MS-B1061

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $760

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

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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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