Average Bench: 81.8% (169th of 859)

Based on 1,893 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 18.1% 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 30MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 85.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 240GB is 32.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 730 Series 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 277MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 203MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,893 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 485 518
243 Write 277 291
274 Mixed 344 367
81.5% 368 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.6 4K Read 30 36
44.5 4K Write 85.7 119
15.8 4K Mixed 24.7 32.5
123% 46.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.7 DQ Read 203 348
78.2 DQ Write 208 273
15.4 DQ Mixed 74.6 119
92.1% 162 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
30GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 284
Mixed 356
85% 386 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 32.7
152% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 121
140% 243 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 291
Mixed 368
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 32.1
151% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 122
136% 232 MB/s
78GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 471
Write 248
Mixed 344
78% 355 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 99
4K Mixed 31.6
135% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 117
138% 241 MB/s
78GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 484
Write 241
Mixed 311
76% 345 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 95.6
4K Mixed 27.5
127% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 108
129% 228 MB/s
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Workstation 57%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,206

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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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