Average Bench: 94.8% (64th of 853)

Based on 986 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BP480G4, INTEL SSDSC2BP48

Excellent average bench

The Intel 730 Series 480GB averaged just 5.1% 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 29.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 83.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 480GB is 40.7%. 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 986 samples)
Min Avg Max
385 Read 493 521
390 Write 458 484
353 Mixed 455 491
105% 469 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.6 4K Read 29.3 36.2
40.9 4K Write 83.4 120
16.4 4K Mixed 28.9 39.6
126% 47.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 DQ Read 198 348
69.7 DQ Write 221 303
15.3 DQ Mixed 81.4 145
96.7% 167 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
126GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 484
Write 446
Mixed 468
104% 466 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 38.3
153% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 144
155% 258 MB/s
165GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 502
Write 420
Mixed 438
101% 453 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 97.1
4K Mixed 37
148% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 144
152% 251 MB/s
445GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 513
Write 481
Mixed 478
110% 491 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 34.6
139% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 20.7
73% 161 MB/s
380GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 502
Write 466
Mixed 489
108% 486 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 61.7
4K Mixed 27.2
105% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 16.7
90% 205 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,328,095 SSDs tested.


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Typical 730 Series 480GB Builds (Compare 5,089 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,148

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