TEST: Transcend 220S 256GB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD 220S with 256GB (TS256GMTE220S) from Transcend.
Score
1512
Price/GB
0,16 €


Technical data
Image 220S
Manufacturer Transcend
Model number TS256GMTE220S
Storage capacity 256 GB (238 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 3 GB approx.
Read speed 3300 MB/s
Write speed 1100 MB/s
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 550 Terabyte
Controller Silicon Motion SM2262EN
Price ca. 42 USD (= 0,16 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
91 %
Write speed
18 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.

AS SSD Benchmark

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 5 GB file. A total score of 1512 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Transcend 220S 256GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
2946,83 MB/s
449,00 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
43,22 MB/s
171,30 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
414,87 MB/s
270,30 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,022 ms
0,135 ms
Score
753
487
Total score
1512

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using the Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of October 26, 2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Transcend 220S 256GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1525,96 MB/s
1,51 s
Program
many small files
266,94 MB/s
26,37 s
Game
small and large files
256,12 MB/s
26,97 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the the Transcend SSDSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 3300MB/s and 1100MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Transcend 220S 256GB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Here, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed, similar to the ones performed on the AS SSD.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: Transcend 220S 256GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3243,72
626,95
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2815,08
534,19
RND4K
Q32T16
489,19
545,55
RND4K
Q1T1
48,61
211,11

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3.093,50
597,90
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2.684,70
509,40
RND4K
Q32T16
119.432,00
133.190,00
RND4K
Q1T1
11.866,50
51.540,00

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2.583,63
13.348,70
SEQ1M
Q1T1
372,27
1.961,24
RND4K
Q32T16
4.281,26
3.836,92
RND4K
Q1T1
84,14
19,29

HD Tune Pro Endurance test

A long-term test was performed here to make full use of the memory capacity. You can see when a cache is full and the writing performance decreases. A test file of 10 GB was written to the medium. After approx. 3 GB, the pSLC-Cache was full and the performance was throttled.
At least the test file could be read with an average write speed of 2947 MB/s and written with 338 MB/s.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: Transcend 220S 256GB

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the Transcend M.2 SSD. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: Transcend 220S 256GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the Transcend M.2 SSD . The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: Transcend 220S 256GB

SSD-Z Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the Transcend M.2 SSD here. is written. The transfer data is displayed. The more constant the line, the better.

SSD-Z TEST: Transcend 220S 256GB


Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.
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