Transcend PCIe SSD 220S 256Gb SSD tech review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Transcend's PCIe SSD 220S internal SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4. Read below about this NVMe SSD here.

Transcend PCIe SSD 220S 256Gb SSD tech review

Transcend's 256Gb PCIe SSD 220S SSD works on Silicon Motion SM2262EN. The drive write a data location map on Dynamic-Random Access Memory Samsung 512MB DDR3 to run a games without delays. The PCIe SSD 220S comes equipped with MLC flash memory. Internal SSD is offered also in 512 Gb and 1 Tb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

Storage works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 expansion standard with sequential write speeds 1500 MB/s, and maximum read speeds 1700 Mbps.

Endurance and warranty

Transcend provide 5 years warranty that limited by 400 Total Bytes Written.


Category Value
Capacity 256 Gb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Silicon Motion SM2262EN
Memory type MLC
DRAM Samsung 512MB DDR3
Read speed (Mb/s) 1700
Write speed (Mb/s) 1500
Read IOPS n/a
Write IOPS n/a
Endurance (TBW) 400
MTBF (million hours) n/a
Warranty (years) 5


PCIe SSD 220S (256Gb) produced by Transcend support PCIe 3.0 that is undoubtedly slower than PCIe Gen4. The sequential write speed is 1500 Mbps, that is slower than has most of rivals. The NVMe SSD can write 400 TBW, that is pretty good compared to nearest competitors. After evaluating all the facts, Transcend PCIe SSD 220S 256Gb has more disadvantages and we do not advise to buy it.

+ Pros

  • Endurance

- Cons

  • Slow writing speed
  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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The Transcend PCIe SSD 220S has Samsung 512MB DDR3. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) makes storage work faster, but more expensive.

The PCIe SSD 220S 256Gb due to the low density of memory chips may operate with no further cooling systems. Some laptops or motherboards designed with thermal pads below and above the storage for better performance during times of high loads.

The Transcend PCIe SSD 220S has write speed 1500 Mbps, read speed 1700 Mbps. SSD works on Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND flash memory type is MLC.
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