Average Bench: 69% (334th of 850)

Based on 1,616 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 30.9% 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 Write Speed 74.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 535 Series 240GB is 34.4%. 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 225MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 39MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,616 samples)
Min Avg Max
323 Read 478 522
179 Write 225 248
215 Mixed 282 327
72.2% 328 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.2 4K Read 25.6 35.3
32.3 4K Write 74.6 113
8.79 4K Mixed 16.9 26.6
100% 39.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.5 DQ Read 151 290
53 DQ Write 162 232
8.77 DQ Mixed 39 67.6
61.8% 117 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
167GB free
Firmware: RG21 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 242
Mixed 291
75% 341 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 13.6
124% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 36.1
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 14.5
42% 83.9 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: RG21 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 458
Write 246
Mixed 281
72% 328 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 72.4
4K Mixed 12.7
102% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 49.6
70% 128 MB/s
71GB free
Firmware: RG20 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 475
Write 209
Mixed 320
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 49.4
4K Mixed 8.91
73% 27.2 MB/s
DQ Read 22.9
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 10.8
24% 47.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,858,783 SSDs tested.

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Gaming 105%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,257

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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 22 months ago.

Below average

22 months ago.


Good

3 months ago.

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


Poor

18 days ago.

Controller broke during power loss, drive became useless afterwards.


Good

16 months ago.

good read speed but bad write speed


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