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Transcend SSD 320 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Desktop Upgrade Kit

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  • 256GB
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Learn more about the Transcend TS256GSSD320


Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For


Form Factor


Max Sequential Read
Up to 557 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 534 MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 48,682 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 86,489 IOPS
1,000,000 hours


RoHS compliant

SandForce Driven

Internal AES encryption

Fully compatible with devices and OS that support the SATA III 6Gb/s standard

Non-volatile Flash Memory for outstanding data retention

Built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) functionality and wear-leveling algorithm ensures highly reliable of data transfer

Support Trim and NCQ command

Shock resistance


Power Consumption (Idle)
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature
-40°C ~ +85°C
Max Shock Resistance

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Aaron H.
  • 6/5/2014 2:13:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDefective Product/Bad Customer Server

Pros: It worked great when it was working.

Cons: I bought this SSD in 11/12, at the end of May '14, it suddenly stopped working. So basically is ONLY worked for a year and I half before I lost all my important files. I wanted to call Transcend on this, but there is NO phone number listed on site. I e-mailed them, and they told me to take the issue with NewEgg, which was absurd since their return policy is only for a few months after purchase. Anyway, since it was well within the manufacturer warrenty, I submitted an RMA with Transend, and mailed it last Tuesday. According to tracking, they received the HD that Thursday. However, I have not received ANY status update from them. There is a link they gave in the RMA info e-mail they sent last week to see the status, but it just took me to the RMA submittion information page. I sent an e-mail (because again, I CANT CALL THEM), requesting information, but I've received no responce. Do not buy this product. It's defective and their customer service is horrible.

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  • 11/4/2013 5:42:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood drive, NO Tech support

Pros: At the time that I purchased this drive it was fairly high on the Hard Drive Benchmarks (It has come down substantially since then). The drive was a good price for its size. The drive also came with cloning software to move my OS from my current, and outgrown 128GB, SSD to the new Transcend drive.

Cons: My biggest complaint about this drive is the lack of Tech support from Transcend. I attempted to update the firmware on the drive. Transcend's software recognizes the drive, but will not upgrade the firmware. I sent Transcend an email to their tech support department within a week of ownership, but I have yet to receive a response from them. That has been nearly 3 months ago.

Other Thoughts: Because of the lack of tech support for this product I can NOT recommend this drive. My first SSD drive was a OCZ 128GB drive, and I got tech support from them! Unfortunately I out grew that drive and had to upgrade.

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  • David E.
  • 5/2/2013 3:35:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDead...All Lost

Pros: Fast, easy install to laptop. Worked just fine until...

Cons: Drive completely died out of nowhere, tried to slave to another machine to test and nothing. All data gone....just gone! Not to sure if I would recommend this , probably wont take my chances on this particular brand again. Not Happy at all.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Your TS256GSSD320 comes with a 3 year warranty. Please contact Transcend technical support at 1-800-886-5590 and we will help you to test, fix, or even replace your SSD.


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  • Richard C.
  • 4/1/2013 2:02:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuick

Pros: Quick little buggar. Yep, you can see the difference from a normal hard drive (SATA3).

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Checked the BIOS setting second power up and then it seen it. Easy install and SATA drive OS transfer- no dip switches. Makes a super boot drive. Hasn't degraded...yet.

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  • Daniel B.
  • 12/17/2012 1:02:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's aight

Pros: The drive definitely processes information much quicker than your typical hard drive.

Cons: There is occasions where the ssd just becomes slow for no explanable reason... it's not enough for me to dislike it though.

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  • James C.
  • 12/6/2012 12:49:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast

Pros: It is fast.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Less than a $ a gig. Finally. The specs on this drive a good.

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  • Eric H.
  • 11/14/2012 10:21:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworking fine

Pros: Installed about 3 months ago, haven't had a single issue. This was installed to replace a mechanical drive in an existing machine running Win 7x64 (installed as an upgrade in other words, not as part of a new build). I followed an install guide that I found online that indicated to physically install the drive first and then format it using Disk Management. I did this, then installed a fresh copy of Win 7 on it, I did not use the migration software that Transcend has available for those who don't want to perform a clean install. Once the OS was installed, I made sure TRIM was enabled and made a few other tweaks (disabling virtual memory, etc.) and have not had a single problem with it.

This is a SATA III drive, but my onboard controller is only SATA II. Still, a saturated SATA II bus can really push some serious data. I haven't seen any single piece of hardware make so much of a difference in performance on any machine I've ever built, with the exception of some video card upgrades I've done for gaming purposes. It's night and day compared to the previous mechanical drive (a WD Caviar Black). Has the added benefit of being completely silent, of course.

Got a great price on it, also -- cheaper than it is now, even, 3 months later. Thanks newegg!

Cons: Can't think of any. It works, so what more can one ask for?

Other Thoughts: Based on this purchase, and assuming price, reviews and performance are basically comparable to the other products currently on the market, I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Transcend drive.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/30/2012 4:00:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: This amazing piece of equipment has dramatically increased the speed at which my computer runs because before i had this thing the only part of my computer that was slowing everything down was my poopy hard drive, now its my hard drive waiting for the rest of my computer. It has had absolutely no failures in my 2 month ownership of it. Originally when i told my brother i was going to get a ssd he told me i was crazy since he thought i would be breaking the bank for it but then i found this and blew him away.

Cons: its too good for such a low price...

Other Thoughts: I love how reliable it is.

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  • Christos M.
  • 10/27/2012 5:28:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs screams

Pros: I put it in a Mountain Lion hackintosh... Amazing speed. Super short boot times. The only thing I can compare it to is 15k RPM drives I've used in the past, and this blows them away (read and write)

Cons: Wish they were cheaper, but at this price I'm happy

Other Thoughts: Want to buy more of these after seeing how well the machine performs

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/15/2012 7:02:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood SSD, Fast

Pros: This drive gave new life to my 2010 white MacBook. I'm using it with a SATA II connection but the speeds are unbelievable.

Cons: The drive works perfect on my MacBook but wish Transcend had better Mac support for updating the firmware.

Other Thoughts: So far I have had the drive for about a month and its working perfect. I recommend this drive if you want fast speeds on your computer.

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