Average Bench: 79.8% (429th of 1011)

Based on 2,488 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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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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 149MB/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 47.4%. 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 245MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,488 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 465 513
237 Write 285 302
10.5 Mixed 245 294
108 SusWrite 226 296
67.8% 305 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 4K Read 24.5 29.7
6.2 4K Write 75.9 114
9.8 4K Mixed 33.5 42.4
120% 44.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 DQ Read 247 292
80.7 DQ Write 243 288
10.8 DQ Mixed 149 192
138% 213 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
120GB free
Firmware: 20140402
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 297 298 298 292 296 MB/s
Read 494
Write 300
Mixed 297
SusWrite 297
77% 347 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 37.7
135% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 193
173% 260 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140402
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 276 286 298 238 283 MB/s
Read 452
Write 299
Mixed 281
SusWrite 270
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 37.8
154% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 31.5
64% 132 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N0815B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 226 212 287 291 293 292 MB/s
Read 446
Write 287
Mixed 282
SusWrite 267
72% 320 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 32.3
133% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 188
168% 252 MB/s
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 118 95 76 78 76 MB/s
Read 442
Write 296
Mixed 10.7
SusWrite 114
47% 216 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 32.5
83% 21 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,133,049 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Aug '14
AmazonUS $9015 mins
EbayUS $901 min
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Typical SSD370 256GB Builds (Compare 605 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 48%
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Desktop 62%
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Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-B1061

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $778

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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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