Average Bench: 80.4% (210th of 885)

Based on 2,462 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 19.5% 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 29.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 83.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 240GB is 37.8%. 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 275MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 199MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,462 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 481 516
243 Write 275 291
217 Mixed 340 367
80.8% 366 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.2 4K Read 29.3 36
45.1 4K Write 83.5 118
15.3 4K Mixed 24.2 32.1
120% 45.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.2 DQ Read 199 347
65.3 DQ Write 199 274
14.4 DQ Mixed 72.1 119
89% 157 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
147GB free
Firmware: 0420
4KALIGNED
Read 516
Write 285
Mixed 354
85% 385 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 80.5
4K Mixed 29.8
128% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 115
123% 204 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,673,394 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $268 @ launch in Feb '14
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Typical 730 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 5,787 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: 60% - Good Total price: $1,037

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 Comments

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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Good

8 months ago.

VERY FAST SSD!


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