Average Bench: 80.5% (400th of 1003)

Based on 2,384 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 19.5% 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 153MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 256GB is 47.1%. 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 226MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 244MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,384 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 465 512
239 Write 285 302
10.6 Mixed 244 295
108 SusWrite 226 295
67.8% 305 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.3 4K Read 24.6 29.5
7.55 4K Write 77.3 116
13.1 4K Mixed 33.5 42.6
121% 45.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.2 DQ Read 254 292
88.9 DQ Write 252 288
10.8 DQ Mixed 153 193
142% 220 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
215GB free
Firmware: N1114H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 293 293 292 295 295 MB/s
Read 451
Write 294
Mixed 276
SusWrite 291
73% 328 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 70.6
4K Mixed 34.9
118% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 180
161% 241 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 230 258 229 202 197 MB/s
Read 450
Write 283
Mixed 262
SusWrite 230
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 47.5
4K Mixed 25.6
88% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 175
155% 232 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 276 201 274 205 205 MB/s
Read 435
Write 290
Mixed 101
SusWrite 242
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 13.4
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 14.2
41% 10.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,730,416 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Aug '14
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Typical SSD370 256GB Builds (Compare 504 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-B1061

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $760

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 Comments

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

Faster speed in large storage...

Added 4 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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