Average Bench: 80.7% (336th of 964)

Based on 1,522 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 19.2% 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 127MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 78.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Transcend SSD370 256GB is 40.2%. 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 233MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 271MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,522 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 470 519
259 Write 287 302
13.4 Mixed 271 376
119 SusWrite 233 298
70.2% 315 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 24.7 29.8
30.3 4K Write 78.5 116
15.5 4K Mixed 31.9 42.8
120% 45 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.1 DQ Read 227 290
82.6 DQ Write 236 288
15.4 DQ Mixed 127 192
124% 197 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140516
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 279 278 280 280 280 MB/s
Read 516
Write 280
Mixed 286
SusWrite 278
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 43
160% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 192
168% 251 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 294 295 295 292 292 MB/s
Read 498
Write 292
Mixed 280
SusWrite 291
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 40.1
146% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 182
165% 250 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 185 284 293 294 294 MB/s
Read 493
Write 296
Mixed 288
SusWrite 273
75% 338 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 38.4
137% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 180
163% 247 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,688,995 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $116 @ launch in Aug '14
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop 66%
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Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-B1061

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $691

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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.


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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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