Transcend MSA740 

Released March, 2013
  • 128 GB
  • mSATA PCI-Express
6.5 Out of 10

SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Transcend MSA740

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

MSA740
5.9
840 EVO
6.6
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

MSA740
6.1
840 EVO
6.9
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

MSA740
8.0
840 EVO
7.9
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

MSA740
6.5
840 EVO
6.7
PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

6.5

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

MSA740
6.5
840 EVO
6.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Transcend MSA740

4K Random Read

MSA740
161.42 MB/s
840 EVO
318.8 MB/s
Intel 525
74.5 MB/s

4K Random Write

MSA740
80.71 MB/s
Crucial m4
8.8 MB/s
Plextor M5M
50.11 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

MSA740
7.8 s
Intel 525
10 s
840 EVO
9.3 s

Avg. Power Consumption

MSA740
1.25 Watts
Plextor M5M
3.24 Watts
Intel 525
2.73 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

MSA740
3.1 ms
Crucial m4
28.42 ms
840 EVO
2.34 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

MSA740
1.55 ms
Intel 525
3.36 ms
840 EVO
0.78 ms

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 128 GB
Interface PCI-Express
Memory type MLC

manufacturer performance

MTBF 1,000,000 hours

form factor

Form factor mSATA
Weight 8 g
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