Average Bench: 69.7% (328th of 859)

Based on 1,936 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 30.2% 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 75.9MB/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 33.1%. 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 222MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 40.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,936 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 482 521
166 Write 222 249
214 Mixed 283 324
72.4% 329 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.8 4K Read 25.7 35
35.1 4K Write 75.9 111
9.04 4K Mixed 17.6 26.9
102% 39.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 DQ Read 154 288
62.2 DQ Write 165 232
9.28 DQ Mixed 40.2 68
63.2% 120 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
169GB free
Firmware: RG21 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 479
Write 244
Mixed 299
75% 341 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 84
4K Mixed 22.1
120% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 32.9
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 67.1
67% 101 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: RG21 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 468
Write 245
Mixed 261
71% 325 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 18.2
105% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 65.1
88% 159 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 518
Write 239
Mixed 296
77% 351 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 89.6
4K Mixed 13.3
110% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 30.6
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 11.7
42% 85.6 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: RG21 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 231
Mixed 279
74% 339 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 15.6
94% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 66
88% 161 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: RG21 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 525
Write 239
Mixed 310
79% 358 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 14.1
106% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 31.3
DQ Write 77.5
DQ Mixed 57.3
43% 55.4 MB/s
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Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 63%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,170

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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

3 months ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

Controller broke during power loss, drive became useless afterwards.


Below average

2 years ago.


Good

20 months ago.

good read speed but bad write speed


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