Average Bench: 68% (354th of 859)

Based on 38 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 31.9% 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 25.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 64.6MB/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 233MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38 samples)
Min Avg Max
294 Read 478 515
145 Write 233 284
191 Mixed 294 336
73.8% 335 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.34 4K Read 25.8 38.5
15.1 4K Write 64.6 108
6.02 4K Mixed 15.5 23.4
93.1% 35.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.4 DQ Read 167 296
47.2 DQ Write 171 254
5.09 DQ Mixed 61.6 89.8
76% 133 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
130GB free
Firmware: LLLi Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 478
Write 245
Mixed 302
75% 341 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 17.4
112% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 74.7
96% 173 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: LLKi Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 457
Write 250
Mixed 319
76% 342 MB/s
4K Read 15.4
4K Write 24
4K Mixed 6.16
44% 15.2 MB/s
DQ Read 11.6
DQ Write 60.4
DQ Mixed 7.12
14% 26.4 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,838,841 SSDs tested.

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Typical 525 Series mSATA 240GB Builds (Compare 54 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $170

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