Average Bench: 70% (313th of 848)

Based on 1,336 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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Above average average bench

The Intel 535 Series 240GB averaged 30.0% 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 77.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 535 Series 240GB is 34.1%. 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 Mixed IO Speed 40.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,336 samples)
Min Avg Max
361 Read 481 521
185 Write 226 247
217 Mixed 285 323
72.7% 330 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.4 4K Read 25.7 35
34.5 4K Write 77.4 115
9.09 4K Mixed 17.3 26.6
102% 40.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.1 DQ Read 156 293
53.7 DQ Write 165 233
8.09 DQ Mixed 40.4 67.6
63.5% 120 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
103GB free
Firmware: RG20 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 243
Mixed 319
79% 361 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 28.4
161% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 65
97% 183 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: RG21 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 486
Write 239
Mixed 315
76% 347 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 27.5
143% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 36
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 12.7
29% 57.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,386,282 SSDs tested.

 Prices

NeweggUS $137.992 months ago.
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Typical 535 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 7,542 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 78%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,029

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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 20 months ago.

Below average

20 months ago.


Good

30 days ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

Controller broke during power loss, drive became useless afterwards.


Good

14 months ago.

good read speed but bad write speed


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