Transcend PCIe SSD 220S 512Gb SSD review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Transcend's PCIe SSD 220S SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard. More details about this SSD on our page.

Transcend PCIe SSD 220S 512Gb SSD review

Transcend's 512Gb PCIe SSD 220S NVMe is powered by Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller. This NVMe has DRAM Samsung 512MB DDR3 for mapping data, located on the NVMe. The PCIe SSD 220S comes equipped with MLC memory. This NVMe is offered also in 256 Gb and 1 Tb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

This NVMe works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 interface with write speeds equals to 1500 MB/s, and sequential read speeds 1700 MB/s.

Endurance and warranty

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


Category Value
Capacity 512 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


Transcend PCIe SSD 220S 512Gb may work on PCIe 3 that is twice slower than PCIe 4.0. The maximum write speed is 1500 Mb/s, that is slower than has most of competitors. The Internal SSD provide possibility to write 400 TBW, that is pretty good in comparison with closest rivals. On balance, Transcend PCIe SSD 220S 512Gb has more disadvantages and our site highly do not recommend to purchase 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 makes storage work faster, but also more expensive.

The Transcend PCIe SSD 220S 512Gb due to the low density of memory chips able to function without additional heat sinks. Some motherboards or laptops from the factory has additional cooling above and below the storage to enhance performance during heavy loads.

The Transcend PCIe SSD 220S 512Gb has sequential write speed 1500 Mb per second, read speed 1700 Mb per second. Storage run on Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND memory type is MLC.
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