Average Bench: 68.5% (345th of 848)

Based on 32 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]

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Above average average bench

The Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB averaged 31.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 66.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB is 35.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 232MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 32 samples)
Min Avg Max
294 Read 478 515
145 Write 232 284
191 Mixed 291 336
73.5% 334 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.34 4K Read 26.4 38.5
15.1 4K Write 66.5 108
6.02 4K Mixed 15.6 23.4
95.2% 36.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.4 DQ Read 170 296
47.2 DQ Write 169 254
5.09 DQ Mixed 61.2 89.8
75.7% 133 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
132GB free
Firmware: LLLi Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 245
Mixed 307
77% 351 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 21.5
124% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 85.9
110% 198 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: LLLi Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 240
Mixed 313
78% 353 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 82.6
4K Mixed 15.9
106% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 82.8
108% 195 MB/s
191GB free
Firmware: LLLi Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 482
Write 225
Mixed 289
73% 332 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 48.6
4K Mixed 10.4
69% 26.2 MB/s
DQ Read 21
DQ Write 52.7
DQ Mixed 8.81
15% 27.5 MB/s
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Typical 525 Series mSATA 240GB Builds (Compare 41 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 15%
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Desktop 51%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P34V2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $150

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