Average Bench: 94.5% (57th of 848)

Based on 815 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BP480G4, INTEL SSDSC2BP48

Excellent average bench

The Intel 730 Series 480GB averaged just 5.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel 730 Series 480GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 83.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 480GB is 40.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 730 Series 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 198MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 221MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 815 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 490 520
372 Write 457 484
351 Mixed 455 491
104% 467 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 4K Read 29.4 36.2
43.8 4K Write 83.7 119
16.4 4K Mixed 28.5 39.5
125% 47.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25 DQ Read 198 348
68.8 DQ Write 221 303
15.5 DQ Mixed 79.2 145
95.7% 166 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
303GB free
Firmware: L201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 515
Write 482
Mixed 482
110% 493 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 35.9
179% 71.8 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 50.5
DQ Mixed 59.5
79% 151 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 513
Write 481
Mixed 459
108% 484 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 34.5
135% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 142
155% 262 MB/s
334GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 516
Write 465
Mixed 462
107% 481 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 23.9
147% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 79.7
112% 204 MB/s
102GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 497
Write 467
Mixed 483
108% 482 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 47.5
4K Mixed 30.5
93% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 26.9
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 18.6
57% 114 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,595,267 SSDs tested.


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Typical 730 Series 480GB Builds (Compare 4,049 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 64%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,037

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