Average Bench: 69.5% (401st of 929)

Based on 3,323 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 value for money[Aug '15 SSDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The Intel 535 Series 240GB averaged 30.4% 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 74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 535 Series 240GB is 34.7%. 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 223MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 42.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,323 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 481 522
175 Write 223 249
214 Mixed 279 323
72.1% 328 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.8 4K Read 24.9 34.2
32.4 4K Write 74 108
8.59 4K Mixed 17.6 26.1
99.4% 38.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.9 DQ Read 169 289
59 DQ Write 169 232
8.89 DQ Mixed 42.2 67.8
66.6% 127 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
55GB free
Firmware: RG21 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 486
Write 217
Mixed 205
66% 303 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 40.9
4K Mixed 17.8
68% 24.7 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 53.2
56% 93.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,227,843 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $115 @ launch in Apr '15
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Typical 535 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 21,244 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,260

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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 2 years ago.

Poor

12 months ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

Controller broke during power loss, drive became useless afterwards.


Below average

2 years ago.


Good

2 years ago.

good read speed but bad write speed


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