Average Bench: 67% (398th of 873)

Based on 42 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 32.9% 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 25.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 64.4MB/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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 231MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 14.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 42 samples)
Min Avg Max
294 Read 476 515
65 Write 231 294
115 Mixed 292 381
73.4% 333 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.04 4K Read 25.2 38.5
0.002 4K Write 64.4 108
0.44 4K Mixed 14.9 23.4
91.4% 34.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.4 DQ Read 157 296
47.2 DQ Write 168 254
5.09 DQ Mixed 58 89.8
72.5% 128 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
99GB free
Firmware: LLLi Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 377
Write 65
Mixed 115
40% 186 MB/s
4K Read 0.04
4K Write 0.002
4K Mixed 0.44
1% 0.16 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,202,202 SSDs tested.

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Typical 525 Series mSATA 240GB Builds (Compare 270 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX (MS-7815) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,362

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 Comments

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

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