Average Bench: 80.3% (181st of 848)

Based on 1,226 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 19.6% 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 83.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 240GB is 38%. 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 273MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 199MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,226 samples)
Min Avg Max
362 Read 482 514
226 Write 273 292
199 Mixed 338 367
80.5% 364 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.5 4K Read 29.1 35.9
40.6 4K Write 83.2 117
14.6 4K Mixed 24.2 32.5
119% 45.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.7 DQ Read 199 348
65.4 DQ Write 204 274
14.3 DQ Mixed 73.4 120
90.5% 159 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
24GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 277
Mixed 354
83% 375 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 81.2
4K Mixed 29.2
126% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 58.2
96% 186 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 476
Write 248
Mixed 308
76% 344 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 85.7
4K Mixed 18.1
114% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 32
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 103
86% 118 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,393,235 SSDs tested.

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Typical 730 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 3,787 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $961

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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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