Average Bench: 81.1% (189th of 863)

Based on 1,960 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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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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 85MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 240GB is 37.7%. 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 274MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 199MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,960 samples)
Min Avg Max
364 Read 483 519
238 Write 274 291
239 Mixed 342 367
80.9% 366 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.8 4K Read 29.7 36.2
43.4 4K Write 85 120
15.3 4K Mixed 24.5 32.3
121% 46.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 DQ Read 199 347
67.7 DQ Write 205 273
14.9 DQ Mixed 72 119
89.9% 159 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
151GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 286
Mixed 362
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 19.5
125% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 33.4
DQ Write 95.9
DQ Mixed 19
28% 49.4 MB/s
116GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 379
Write 266
Mixed 171
60% 272 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 72
4K Mixed 17.3
96% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 33.7
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 18.9
31% 56.1 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 292
Write 114
Mixed 117
38% 174 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 59.7
4K Mixed 13.5
89% 33.3 MB/s
DQ Read 32.2
DQ Write 73
DQ Mixed 14.9
22% 40 MB/s
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Typical 730 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 4,527 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,009

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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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