Transcend SATA III SSD720 (256GB) - More SandForce Goodness

Results - AS SSD Benchmark


AS SSD is a benchmark that uses non-compressible and completely random data. What this means is that the drives using the SF-2281 controller cannot compress the data first, which takes away one of the strong advantages of this controller. Therefore this is a useful benchmark to test drives like the Transcend SATA III SSD720, Intel SSD 520 Series, Kingston HyperX, OCZ Vertex 3 and other such drives against SSDs that don't use the SF-2281 controller to gain an upper hand.

The Transcend SATA III SSD720 got off to a promising start posting the highest sequential read speeds and very competitive sequential write speeds. Its performance in the other categories was also very competitive, capable of matching the current crop of SandForce drives. But if we had to nitpick, we would say that overall, it lost out slightly to the Intel SSD 520 Series.

The Good
Very good and fairly consistent performance
Amongst the quickest high-end consumer SSD
Attractive price
The Bad
No installation brackets/racks provided

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