Average Bench: 81.8% (171st of 853)

Based on 1,679 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 18.2% 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 Write Speed 86.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 240GB is 34.8%. 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 276MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 203MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,679 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 487 517
244 Write 276 292
259 Mixed 344 366
81.5% 369 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.5 4K Read 29.9 35.8
44.8 4K Write 86.1 117
15.4 4K Mixed 24.5 32.3
122% 46.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.7 DQ Read 203 348
69.5 DQ Write 208 274
15.2 DQ Mixed 74.9 120
92.3% 162 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
13GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 530
Write 283
Mixed 352
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 32.1
153% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 120
141% 244 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: L201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 485
Write 266
Mixed 349
81% 367 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 28.7
143% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 118
139% 243 MB/s
163GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 367
Write 283
Mixed 320
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 24.8
129% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 110
118% 196 MB/s
22GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 283
Mixed 358
83% 377 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 71.1
4K Mixed 17
102% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 30
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 17.1
52% 103 MB/s
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,025

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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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