Transcend SSD230S 128GB: Hi-Yo Silver Away!

December 16, 2017 0 By urbantechnoobs

Building a PC might, sometimes, be a little too much for some people, but for those with knowledge about it, it’s just like building your own Lego toy. But the actual building process should be the least of your worries. One should understand that to build a PC on your own, a plan should always be made. A perfectly planned PC will always be of great benefit to the user/owner.


More often than not, when planning for a PC build, some tend to opt for a combination of SSD and HDD for OS drive and storage drive. But choosing the right one always tend to cause confusion. So, today we give you one SSD that’s worthy to be included in your to-buy list of PC components.

Transcend, one of the leading storage drive manufacturers, has just recently released a Solid State Drive that uses 3D NAND Flash technology, the Transcend SSD230S. It is reported to have 560MB/s Read and 450MB/s Write and that is what we’ll check on this review.

Packaging and What’s Inside:

Transcend’s SSD230S comes in a standard Transcend box that dons a red-white-black color scheme. The front of the box has the image of the SSD230S itself and a couple of its unique features printed on. The back of the box, as usual, holds all the specifications of the SSD230S.

Inside the box, you’ll find the SSD230S itself, warranty card, mounting screws and the quick installation guide that we suggest you to read if it’s your first time to build a PC.


Design:

The SSD230S comes in with a lighter gray color that touches the silver boundary which is just simply elegant to look at. Upfront is a large Transcend logo printed in a dark gray color, along with prints of the SSD model and another Transcend name and logo at the upper left part. Just like other Solid State Drives, the SSD230S is of the 2.5” form factor, so do check out the specifications of your case for a 2.5” drive tray or slot.


Performance Tests:

Performance is one of the key factors in determining what components to put in your PC. To measure the performance of a storage drive, there are synthetic benchmarking tools readily available on the internet. Our synthetic benchmark suite includes AS SSD, ATTO Disk Benchmark, and CrystalDisk Mark. And as for our real world tests, we transfer a game folder that is near 42GB, a PDF collection which is about 20GB and a folder that has random files which garners about 15GB.

As we’ve mentioned, and as indicated on its box, the SSD230S’ Read performance can go up to 560MB/s and Write up to 450MB/s. The results of our tests are extracted from the final run of each of our Synthetic benchmarking tools and as well as with our real world tests.

Results:

The final results are from the last run of our real world transfer tests. We transfer each of our test files five times with just seconds of interval from each transfer. This is done to stress the SSD’s read/write performance.

The 15GB folder with random files in it took just about  1 minute and 30 seconds. The 20GB folder which consists of random PDF files took just about 1 minute and 55 seconds, while the game folder that has a total of 42GB data in it took 2 minutes and 40 seconds.


What we think:

A stretched out list of SSDs is what you’ll be presented with when searching for one that’ll go with your PC build. However, if you’re one who knows the latest trends in storage technology, it would be a no-brainer to go for a SSD that has that latest technology embeded in it. Transcend SSD230S utilizes the latest 3D NAND technology that gives it faster Read and Write performance and as well as better reliability. Not only that it gives your system a significant boost in performance, it also