Average Bench: 94.2% (117th of 927)

Based on 1,453 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BP480G4, INTEL SSDSC2BP48

Excellent average bench

The Intel 730 Series 480GB averaged just 5.7% 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 Read Speed 29.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 480GB is 41.5%. 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 189MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 214MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,453 samples)
Min Avg Max
375 Read 494 522
367 Write 455 486
353 Mixed 458 494
105% 469 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.3 4K Read 29.2 35.7
39.1 4K Write 82.9 117
16.4 4K Mixed 28.8 38.7
125% 46.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.9 DQ Read 189 346
62.6 DQ Write 214 301
14.3 DQ Mixed 80.4 144
94.1% 161 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
215GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 487
Mixed 474
110% 492 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 85.1
4K Mixed 33.3
138% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 33.1
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 24.6
45% 84.7 MB/s
447GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 523
Write 483
Mixed 497
112% 501 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 99.5
4K Mixed 22.1
131% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 33.3
DQ Write 96.7
DQ Mixed 21.7
29% 50.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,772,431 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $279 @ launch in Feb '14
AmazonUS $3493 months
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Typical 730 Series 480GB Builds (Compare 6,745 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: $1,071

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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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