We are satisfied with the SSD experience that the 370S delivers; for the most part, the 370S performs as well as similarly configured competing drives. Transcend offers the SSD370S as a complete package by including a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter and cloning software. We have mixed feelings as to exactly how much value this adds to the drive. The adapter, for example, may be something some users will benefit from, but most cases already have native 2.5" drive accommodations.
The included cloning software is great for first time users, but there is freeware that can do the same job if you know where to find it. We don't feel that the included bundle adds much value to the drive for the majority of users.
That brings us more importantly to the cost of ownership. Transcend's SSD 370S 512GB SATA III SSD is currently retailing for around $175. $175 is on the upper end for most SATA III SSDs of similar capacity on the market today. This would not be a problem for an MLC drive that delivers top notch performance, but the SSD370S is an average performer at best. We feel the SSD370S is overpriced for the performance you get. The value add of a $5 adapter and cloning software is not enough in our opinion to make up for overpriced average performance.
- MLC Flash
- Adapter Bracket
- Full 512GB Capacity
- Average Performance
Product Summary Breakdown
|Quality including Design and Build||80%|
|Bundle and Packaging||90%|
|Value for Money||70%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||80%|
The Bottom Line: Transcend's SSD370S 512GB SATA III SSD is a decent performing drive with a nice bundle. Overall the drive delivers a good SSD experience, but it's currently overpriced for the performance it offers.
PRICING: You can find the Transcend SSD370S 512GB SATA III SSD for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Transcend SSD370S 512GB SATA III SSD retails for $180 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The Transcend SSD370S 512GB SATA III SSD retails for £125 at Amazon UK.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Drive Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 2 [Drive Details]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and Properties]
- Page 4 [Synthetic Benchmarks - ATTO & Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 5 [Synthetic Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark & AS SSD]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks (Trace-Based OS Volume) - PCMark Vantage, PCMark 7 & PCMark 8]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - Max IOPS, Disk Response & Transfer Rates]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - PCMark 8 Extended]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - 70/30 Mixed Workload]
- Page 10 [Maxed-Out Performance (MOP)]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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