Average Bench: 94.5% (79th of 885)

Based on 1,485 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BP480G4, INTEL SSDSC2BP48

Excellent average bench

The Intel 730 Series 480GB averaged just 5.5% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 83.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 480GB is 42.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 730 Series 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 200MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 218MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,485 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 493 521
364 Write 452 485
336 Mixed 454 492
104% 466 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.4 4K Read 29.2 35.9
41.3 4K Write 83.8 118
17.1 4K Mixed 29 39.1
126% 47.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 DQ Read 200 348
71.3 DQ Write 218 302
16 DQ Mixed 86.7 145
99.1% 168 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
154GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 478
Mixed 490
110% 494 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 34.1
156% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 36.2
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 23.6
33% 58.8 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 471
Mixed 491
109% 490 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 59.1
4K Mixed 22.7
94% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 28.1
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 17.7
44% 85.4 MB/s
377GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 491
Write 462
Mixed 487
107% 480 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 40.7
4K Mixed 16.4
73% 25.7 MB/s
DQ Read 21.9
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 12.8
54% 112 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,673,394 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $279 @ launch in Feb '14
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Typical 730 Series 480GB Builds (Compare 5,787 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,085

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 Comments

Controller: Intel 29F32B08MCMF2. Flash Memory: Intel 20nm MLC

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one of my oldest and most reliable ssd's


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