Average Bench: 79.9% - 186th / 836

Based on 1,215 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]

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Good average bench

The Intel 730 Series 240GB averaged 20.1% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82.2MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 240GB is 38.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 730 Series 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 272MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 196MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,215 samples)
Min Avg Max
363 Read 480 514
225 Write 272 291
197 Mixed 337 367
80.3% 363 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.6 4K Read 29 36
41.9 4K Write 82.2 117
14.6 4K Mixed 24.1 32.5
118% 45.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.8 DQ Read 196 347
67.6 DQ Write 201 274
14.4 DQ Mixed 72.3 120
89.1% 156 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
35GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 277
Mixed 347
84% 379 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 33.6
158% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 119
139% 243 MB/s
175GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 289
Mixed 366
85% 385 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 21.2
144% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 37.1
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 20.8
57% 112 MB/s
9GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 493
Write 282
Mixed 363
84% 379 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 20.4
131% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 71.8
100% 180 MB/s
131GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 284
Mixed 359
85% 384 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 68.2
4K Mixed 28.9
119% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 189
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 86.1
90% 148 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 504
Write 294
Mixed 368
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 51.6
4K Mixed 26.8
97% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 99.8
104% 172 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,124,209 SSDs tested.

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AmazonUS $195.645 months ago.
NeweggUS $264.991 month ago.
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Typical 730 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 3,393 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 80%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $932

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Controller: Intel 29F32B08MCMF2. Flash Memory: Intel 20nm MLC

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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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