Average Bench: 70.2% - 308th / 836

Based on 1,127 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDSC2BW240H6

The Intel 535 SSD was quietly released in April 2015, very few review samples were distributed and the release went largely unnoticed. The 535 sports the same basic specs as its predecessor, the 530. The 20nm NAND in the 530 has been replaced with marginally slower 16nm NAND and both drives use the same five year old SandForce 2281 controller. Comparing performance between 240GB 530 and 535 shows that the two drives share the same performance profile which is severely hampered by a particularly weak incompressible write speed, something the SandForce controller is notorious for. Overall the 240GB 535 scores an effective speed of 71.5% which puts it amongst the slowest handful of new SSDs on the market. There are other drives on the market that use newer technology and represent far better value for money[Aug '15 SSDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Intel 535 Series 240GB averaged 29.8% 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 Write Speed 78.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.2MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 535 Series 240GB is 33.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 535 Series 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 226MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 148MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,127 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 480 521
178 Write 226 248
221 Mixed 286 328
72.8% 331 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 26.2 35.7
36.5 4K Write 78.6 115
9.31 4K Mixed 17.4 27
104% 40.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.4 DQ Read 148 290
51 DQ Write 162 234
8.61 DQ Mixed 40 67.7
61.9% 117 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
142GB free
Firmware: RG21 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 238
Mixed 291
75% 339 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 65.7
4K Mixed 20.3
96% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 65.3
87% 159 MB/s
142GB free
Firmware: RG21 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 473
Write 202
Mixed 303
72% 326 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 61.9
4K Mixed 20.2
96% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 60.6
85% 157 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,130,604 SSDs tested.

 Prices

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Typical 535 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 6,878 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 81%
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Desktop 83%
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Workstation 64%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,026

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 Comments

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. Memory: Intel 16nm MLC

Small form factor, high performance, and low idle power - the next evolution....

Added 19 months ago.

Below average

19 months ago.


Good

3 days ago.

P/L Killer with Intel Reference Quality for your System.


Good

29 days ago.

Controller broke during power loss, drive became useless afterwards.


Good

13 months ago.

good read speed but bad write speed


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