Average Bench: 71.4% (422nd of 955)

Based on 5,193 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BW240A4, INTEL SSDSC2BW24, INTEL SS DSC2BW240A4

Good average bench

The Intel 530 Series 240GB averaged 28.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 74.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 530 Series 240GB is 37.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 530 Series 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 188MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 233MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,193 samples)
Min Avg Max
311 Read 433 507
164 Write 233 276
198 Mixed 269 324
120 SusWrite 188 239
62.5% 281 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 4K Read 27.3 36.5
32.8 4K Write 74.6 111
9.7 4K Mixed 22.4 42.4
110% 41.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.8 DQ Read 188 283
55.3 DQ Write 180 245
9.57 DQ Mixed 69.5 157
83.6% 146 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 176 157 165 183 201 MB/s
Read 366
Write 265
Mixed 263
SusWrite 178
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 40.2
148% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 147
135% 209 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 209 222 215 223 186 MB/s
Read 380
Write 280
Mixed 271
SusWrite 206
64% 284 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 38.7
138% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 123
124% 202 MB/s
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 168 192 200 181 188 MB/s
Read 369
Write 240
Mixed 261
SusWrite 178
58% 262 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 64.4
4K Mixed 35.4
125% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 140
117% 170 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 193 198 171 176 179 MB/s
Read 384
Write 226
Mixed 254
SusWrite 187
58% 263 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 44.3
4K Mixed 27.4
91% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 158
139% 209 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 137 151 151 149 132 MB/s
Read 408
Write 136
Mixed 163
SusWrite 145
47% 213 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 16
4K Mixed 16.8
64% 18.5 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 63.4
DQ Mixed 65.1
60% 96 MB/s
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 157 184 184 206 220 MB/s
Read 330
Write 248
Mixed 244
SusWrite 186
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 23.1
4K Mixed 17.3
60% 19 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 138
103% 139 MB/s
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Typical 530 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 24,312 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $432

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