Average Bench: 81% (177th of 850)

Based on 1,462 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BP240G4, INTEL SSDSC2BP240G, INTEL SS DSC2BP240G4, INTEL SSDSC2BP24

The 240GB Intel 730 is just two months old and the newest SSDs in our group test. The 730 uses Intel's own enterprise controller (rather than a Sandforce) and it's marketed by Intel as an enthusiast class drive with data centre reliability. Backed by a 50GB per day, five year warranty the 730 has the most generous warranty I have seen on a consumer SSD. Unfortunately when it comes to performance the 730 is seriously let down by its relatively feeble peak sequential write speed of just 286 MB/s. The 730 scored an effective speed of just 439 MB/s which is 17% below the average of the ten group leaders. I seriously doubt that Intel will sell many of these drives at their current price point which is 25% higher than the average of the leading 240GB SSDs. [Mar '14 SSDrivePro]


Very good average bench

The Intel 730 Series 240GB averaged just 18.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel 730 Series 240GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 84.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 240GB is 37.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 730 Series 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 275MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 202MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,462 samples)
Min Avg Max
364 Read 484 516
235 Write 275 292
236 Mixed 340 367
81% 366 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 29.4 35.8
41.2 4K Write 84.3 117
15.1 4K Mixed 24.4 32.4
120% 46 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.1 DQ Read 202 349
70.2 DQ Write 206 274
14.8 DQ Mixed 75 120
92% 161 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
221GB free
Firmware: L2010410 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 491
Write 282
Mixed 354
83% 376 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 29.3
143% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 109
108% 180 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 496
Write 278
Mixed 345
82% 373 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 27.4
139% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 29.1
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 16.4
50% 101 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 505
Write 286
Mixed 358
85% 383 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 69.9
4K Mixed 17.5
96% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 206
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 111
110% 175 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: L2010410 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 510
Write 282
Mixed 356
84% 383 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 56.6
4K Mixed 16.6
90% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 29
DQ Write 65.9
DQ Mixed 16.8
22% 37.3 MB/s
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Gaming 63%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 58%

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $957

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paid 120$ for these guys. Got myself 2 in raid 0 configuration. My sequential read performance is 937.50 MB/s and write is 569.25 MB/s. 4k read is 24.69 MB/s and write is 43.33 MB/s. These numbers seems good to me! Tested using: AS SSD Benchmark 1.7.4739.38088—Apr '15

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