Transcend MSA720 128GB mSATA SSD Review

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ATTO & AS-SSD Benchmarks

ATTO v2.47

ATTO is one of the oldest drive benchmarks still being used today and is still very relevant in the SSD world. ATTO measures transfers across a specific volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and places the data into graphs that can be very easily interpreted. The test was run with the default runs of 0.5KB through 8192KB transfer sizes with the total length being 256MB.

ATTO – Intel Z77 Platform

Transcend 128GB mSATA SSD ATTO

Benchmark Results: Being the best case scenario performance for SandForce controlled drive the Transcend MSA720 doesn’t disappoint with reads just shy of 560MB/s and writes peaking at 525MB/s.


AS-SSD (1.6.4237.30508) Benchmark – Intel Z77 Platform

We have been running the AS-SSD Benchmark app for over some time now and found that it gives a broad result set. The programmer has worked very hard on this software and continues to make updates often so if you use it, show him some love and send him a donation. There are now three tests that are found within the tool and we’ll show the results from two of them.


Benchmark Results: As usual, incompressible data puts the brakes on a bit with reads still seeing a very respectable 483MB/s but reads declining further to 158MB/s. Still, very much on par with the similarly sized Intel 120GB 525 Series mSATA drive.


AS-SSD Compression Benchmark:

Transcend 128GB mSATA SSD AS-SSD

Benchmark Results: For readers who have paid attention to this part of our drive reviews should see a familiar sight with the typical pattern for SandForce drives of write performance ramping up as compressibility increases.

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