Average Bench: 94.3% (161st of 956)

Based on 1,548 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BP480G4, INTEL SSDSC2BP48

Excellent average bench

The Intel 730 Series 480GB averaged just 5.6% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 139MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.4MB/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 227MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 395MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,548 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 463 523
349 Write 448 485
253 Mixed 415 494
204 SusWrite 395 475
96.9% 430 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 4K Read 29.4 35.6
38.8 4K Write 84 117
17.3 4K Mixed 30.8 41.6
128% 48.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.1 DQ Read 227 350
63.4 DQ Write 231 306
14.9 DQ Mixed 139 316
129% 199 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 438 455 452 459 470 470 MB/s
Read 407
Write 473
Mixed 319
SusWrite 457
94% 414 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 41.4
165% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 308
235% 319 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 52 55 50 54 63 MB/s
Read 423
Write 478
Mixed 328
SusWrite 63.6
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 42.6
173% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 318
241% 324 MB/s
272GB free
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 261 258 275 282 276 273 MB/s
Read 377
Write 457
Mixed 333
SusWrite 271
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 35.8
138% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 274
208% 282 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 322 312 267 269 262 MB/s
Read 392
Write 456
Mixed 334
SusWrite 306
84% 372 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 60.8
4K Mixed 34.1
120% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 286
223% 307 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,023,630 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $279 @ launch in Feb '14
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Typical 730 Series 480GB Builds (Compare 3,951 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $339

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,757

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 Comments

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

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