Average Bench: 69.8% (325th of 853)

Based on 1,735 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 30.1% 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 76.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 535 Series 240GB is 33.7%. 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 151MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,735 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 483 522
183 Write 226 250
215 Mixed 283 328
72.7% 331 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.8 4K Read 25.8 35.3
36.2 4K Write 76.2 112
9.02 4K Mixed 17.2 26.9
102% 39.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.1 DQ Read 151 288
55.9 DQ Write 164 232
9.06 DQ Mixed 39.5 67.9
62.3% 118 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
115GB free
Firmware: RG21 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 343
Write 197
Mixed 227
56% 256 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 15.9
105% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 59.5
72% 126 MB/s
175GB free
Firmware: RG21 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 486
Write 238
Mixed 307
76% 344 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 60
4K Mixed 10.7
80% 31.1 MB/s
DQ Read 24.9
DQ Write 72.8
DQ Mixed 10.4
19% 36 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,328,095 SSDs tested.

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Typical 535 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 15,559 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 63%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,138

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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 24 months ago.

Poor

1 month ago.

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


Below average

24 months ago.


Good

1 month ago.

Controller broke during power loss, drive became useless afterwards.


Good

18 months ago.

good read speed but bad write speed


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