Average Bench: 79.6% (401st of 992)

Based on 2,035 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 20.4% 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 159MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 32.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 256GB is 43.3%. 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 225MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 240MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,035 samples)
Min Avg Max
359 Read 462 512
225 Write 282 301
10.5 Mixed 240 296
109 SusWrite 225 295
67.2% 302 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.7 4K Read 24.3 29.5
6.43 4K Write 74.4 113
15.4 4K Mixed 32.9 42.8
118% 43.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
138 DQ Read 260 292
91.7 DQ Write 252 288
12.3 DQ Mixed 159 193
146% 224 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140516
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 294 294 295 296 296 MB/s
Read 515
Write 295
Mixed 283
SusWrite 290
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 44.2
166% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 194
172% 257 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: 20140516
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 280 280 281 280 280 MB/s
Read 518
Write 276
Mixed 279
SusWrite 280
75% 338 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 43.9
165% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 162
154% 241 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 121 52 51 37 40 MB/s
Read 503
Write 294
Mixed 275
SusWrite 77.4
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 41.1
152% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 179
161% 243 MB/s
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 191 102 102 123 106 MB/s
Read 426
Write 284
Mixed 10.3
SusWrite 141
47% 215 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 82.4
4K Mixed 33.9
120% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 179
162% 247 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Aug '14
AmazonUS $7229 mins
EbayUS $8213 mins
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Desktop 67%
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Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-B1061

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $758

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 Comments

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

Faster speed in large storage...

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3 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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