- Packaging and Specifications
- Internal Impressions
- Addressing the older Controller rev and Lack of updated firmware Issue
- TRIM and Endurance Testing
- Test Bench and Methodology
- AS SSD Benchmark
- ATTO Benchmark
- AIDA64 Average Access Benchmark
- Boot Load Test
- CrystalDisk Mark Benchmark
- HDTune Pro Benchmark
- PCMark HDD Benchmarks
- Anvil SSD Benchmark
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Its difficult to recommend this drive, considering Transcend is not providing the newer rev controller and the newer firmware. If you disregard that point, Samsung 840 is doing very well on almost all benchmarks, leaving aside the synthetic benchmarks with compressed data writes.
It also should be noted that keeping the 7mm in mind, Transcend needs to use lighter casing as well.
If you can’t beat someone when it comes to performance, at the very least match support. It’s not the case over here. 560MB/s Read and 540MB/s Write claims are exaggerated if you’re considering ANY benchmarks in any conditions with any data type- compressible or incompressible.
Remember the 5.0.2 TRIM driver issue? Kingston and Corsair was the first to release the updated drives which fixed the issue. The point is when LSI provided the firmware fix for the controls, it should be the manufacturer to make it available as soon as possible.