Average Bench: 69.8% (316th of 848)

Based on 1,457 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]


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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 76.7MB/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 35.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 535 Series 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 225MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 38.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,457 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 480 521
182 Write 225 247
216 Mixed 283 326
72.4% 329 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.6 4K Read 25.7 35.6
32.5 4K Write 76.7 115
8.54 4K Mixed 17.2 26.7
102% 39.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.7 DQ Read 156 291
53.5 DQ Write 165 232
8.28 DQ Mixed 38.9 67.5
62.8% 120 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
92GB free
Firmware: RG21 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 412
Write 201
Mixed 298
67% 303 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 22.6
121% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 58.1
96% 188 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: RG20 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 507
Write 234
Mixed 313
77% 352 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 95.5
4K Mixed 13.5
109% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 23.3
DQ Write 95
DQ Mixed 12.8
23% 43.7 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: RG21 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 465
Write 230
Mixed 312
74% 336 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 48.7
4K Mixed 18.4
76% 28.1 MB/s
DQ Read 100
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 54.9
63% 106 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,574,185 SSDs tested.


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Desktop 82%
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Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,279

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Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. Memory: Intel 16nm MLC

Small form factor, high performance, and low idle power - the next evolution....

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Below average

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1 month ago.

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


2 months ago.

Controller broke during power loss, drive became useless afterwards.


15 months ago.

good read speed but bad write speed

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