Average Bench: 80.7% (243rd of 929)

Based on 2,831 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 19.3% 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 Read Speed 29.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 83.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 240GB is 34.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 730 Series 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 276MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 197MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,831 samples)
Min Avg Max
364 Read 485 518
242 Write 276 292
233 Mixed 341 368
81.2% 367 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.9 4K Read 29.6 35.6
44.5 4K Write 83.9 113
14.7 4K Mixed 24.1 32.2
120% 45.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.6 DQ Read 197 346
70.1 DQ Write 198 275
13.8 DQ Mixed 69.3 120
87.3% 155 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
90GB free
Firmware: L201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 510
Write 297
Mixed 372
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 28.2
163% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 97.5
113% 196 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 508
Write 280
Mixed 357
84% 382 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 79.4
4K Mixed 29.8
128% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 195
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 88.2
92% 151 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 488
Write 281
Mixed 358
83% 376 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 64
4K Mixed 28.7
116% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 87.9
96% 164 MB/s
146GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 510
Write 273
Mixed 355
84% 379 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 18.7
112% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 101
106% 176 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 491
Write 290
Mixed 363
84% 381 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 67.2
4K Mixed 26.7
99% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 102
101% 161 MB/s
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Typical 730 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 7,125 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 78%
Workstation 57%

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,023

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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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