Transcend MTS800 M.2 2280 SATA SSD Review (128GB)

CRYSTAL DISK BENCHMARK VER. 3.0 X64

Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. Performance is virtually identical, regardless of data sample so we have included only that using random data samples.

 Transcend MTS800 128GB Crystal Disk Mark

Crystal Disk Mark shows us a high of 539.9MB/s for sequential read and 153.4MB/s sequential write.  Both 4K reads and writes are decent coming in at 31.38MB/s for 4K read and over 130.9MB/s for 4K writes.

AS SSD BENCHMARK VER 1.7

The toughest benchmark available for solid state drives is AS SSD as it relies solely on incompressible data samples when testing performance.  For the most part, AS SSD tests can be considered the ‘worst case scenario’ in obtaining data transfer speeds and many enthusiasts like AS SSD for their needs. Transfer speeds are displayed on the left with IOPS results on the right.

Transcend MTS800 128GB AS SSD Transcend MTS800 128GB AS SSD IOPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In AS SSD it hit an overall score of 756. Sequential speeds hit 519.07MB/s for reads and 146.78MB/s write. 4K speeds reach 29.18MB/s for read and 112.13MB/s for write. Furthermore, the drive reached 63,838 read IOPS and 35,257 write IOPS.

To complement this, the AS SSD Copy Bench presents us with transfer speeds for different file types. The 128GB MTS800 reached a high of 496.18MB/s for the ISO test. For its lowest value, it reached 301.28MB/s on the Program test.

Transcend MTS800 128GB AS SSD Copy

ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL

Anvil’s Storage Utilities (ASU) are the most complete test bed available for the solid state drive today.  The benchmark displays test results for, not only throughput but also, IOPS and Disk Access Times.  Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and use in our benchmark testing.

Transcend MTS800 128GB Anvil

In Anvil Storage Utilities the max sequential read reaches 522.18MB/s and sequential write comes in at 148.28MB/s.  4K speeds prove similar to the other benchmarks, 29.60MB/s for read and 120.24MB/s for write.

Transcend MTS800 128GB Anvil Read IOPS Transcend MTS800 128GB Anvil Write IOPS

As for IOPS we were able to achieve a max of 65,144 read IOPS and 37,213 write IOPS.

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Sebastian

Hi Sean.
New Samsung 850 Pro provides only 150 TB endurance for 1 TB drive.
And Samsung claims that 3D MLC V-NAND chips have a better endurance than current NAND chips.
But Micron 20 NM Synchronous NAND provides 550 TB for 512 GB drive.
That means 1 TB Micron 20 NM synchronous provides 1.1 PB endurance. 7 times more endurance than Samsung’s 3D V-NAND technology.
What will you say about this?
Is 850 Pro only a Marketing Hoax?
Or Does Micron tell lie about the endurance of its 20 NM MLC chips?
Or endurance is related to ONLY! softwares (TRIM, Garbage Collection, ECC…)?
I am confused.

lorki
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lorki

samsung doesn’t want their 850pro to be used in enterprise, so it will only warrant the product if less than 150tb is written.

Sebastian
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Sebastian

This is not the answer. I do not ask the usage of the drive enterprise or consumer. My question is endurance of the NAND. Transcend MTS800 M.2 2280 is NOT an enterprise grade drive. It is for the consumers. But provides 7 times more endurance than 3D-V NAND.

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You’ve probably already figured this out, but Samsung is intentionally underestimating the endurance of their 850 Pro. They’re basically saying, “Hey, the 850 Pro may last longer, but we will not cover warranties on that drive if you go past our semi-arbitrary limit.” Chances are that the 850 Pro is more durable than the Transcend by a lot. The older, less durable 840 Pro (256GB) survived over 2PB of Writes in Tech Report’s (in)famous SSD Endurance Experiment. I forgot the Endurance Rating for the 840 Pro, but I assume it wasn’t any more than the 850 Pro, let lone 2PB… Read more »

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Juan

I recently bought an ASUS Z97-AR and a Transcend MTS800 128GB like this one. I setuped this m.2 drive into its socket, enabled it at bios, and somehow it doesnt get recognized. I read in some place that this sata m2 ssd isnt compatible with ASUS z97-ar.
Is that true? In case I bought the wrong m2 drive, is there any adapter around (like ebay) to buy and solve this problem?
Thank you guys..

Les@TheSSDReview
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This wouldnt be the first time we have heard that such and such is not compatible with ASUS…where storage goes. Unfortunately, we haven’t got that ASUS board in hand for testing to validate or negate your experience; sorry.

Victor Cedeno
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Victor Cedeno

did you ever fix that problem? i’m about to order the same drive and i have the same mother board Asus 97z ar.

thanks

al_goholic
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al_goholic

Not sure if you ever figured this out, but those two aren’t compatible. SSD’s can either use SATA or PCIe, MTS800 uses SATA and Z97-AR uses PCIe on the M.2 slot. As far as adapters go I have no idea.

jP
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jP

Can you explain whats with the endurance thing? does this mean it allows to store data upto 550tb for 512gb ssd?

N-saga
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N-saga

Is this Support MSI GS 60 Ghost?

amirul baharuddin
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amirul baharuddin

may i know if this ssd support MSI GL62 6QE laptop as in spec sheet, it have pci-e gen3 m.2 slot