Average Bench: 67.4% (418th of 911)

Based on 49 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDMCEAC240B3

In terms of hardware there is nothing new here, the combination of SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC controller coupled with 25NM Intel flash memory is the tried and tested solution of yesterday. This drive of course has the same characteristics we have already seen with this combination of hardware: relatively weak incompressible data throughputs, fantastic compressible data write speeds, average real world (424.5 MB/s) and average server workload performance (AS-SSD Total 836). The thing that is unique about this drive is its mSATA form factor which is approx one eighth of the size of a regular 2.5 inch drive. If you are looking for an mSATA SSD, this is one of your only and therefore best options. If you are not then there is far better performance and value for money offered by the newer generation of controllers. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]


Above average average bench

The Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB averaged 32.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 65.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB is 36.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 233MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 14.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 49 samples)
Min Avg Max
294 Read 477 515
65 Write 233 294
115 Mixed 295 381
73.7% 335 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.04 4K Read 25.7 38.5
0.002 4K Write 65.3 108
0.44 4K Mixed 14.9 23.4
92.5% 35.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.4 DQ Read 155 296
47.2 DQ Write 168 254
5.09 DQ Mixed 55.6 89.8
71% 126 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
117GB free
Firmware: LLLi Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 485
Write 232
Mixed 322
76% 346 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 57
4K Mixed 15.6
91% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 77.3
103% 189 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: LLLi Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 472
Write 248
Mixed 278
73% 333 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 62.7
4K Mixed 17.1
98% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 27.4
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 12.1
38% 75.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,065,016 SSDs tested.


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Typical 525 Series mSATA 240GB Builds (Compare 19,178 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 52%
Workstation 22%

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $495

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Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC

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