Average Bench: 67.3% (452nd of 927)

Based on 54 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 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 64.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 525 Series mSATA 240GB is 35.5%. 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 235MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 54 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 478 508
156 Write 235 286
192 Mixed 297 345
74.1% 336 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.9 4K Read 25.3 35.9
16.9 4K Write 64.1 103
6.49 4K Mixed 15.1 21.9
91.6% 34.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.8 DQ Read 158 287
52.8 DQ Write 168 252
8.94 DQ Mixed 55.9 88.2
71.5% 127 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
77GB free
Firmware: LLLi Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 470
Write 246
Mixed 316
76% 344 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 84.4
4K Mixed 15.1
107% 42.5 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 11.5
66% 151 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,815,337 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $312 @ launch in Jan '13
AmazonUS $5902 days
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Typical 525 Series mSATA 240GB Builds (Compare 21,870 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $875

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

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