Average Bench: 68.5% (411th of 921)

Based on 6,327 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BW240A4, INTEL SSDSC2BW24, INTEL SS DSC2BW240A4

Above average average bench

The Intel 530 Series 240GB averaged 31.5% 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 25.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 70.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 530 Series 240GB is 34.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 530 Series 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 35.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 231MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,327 samples)
Min Avg Max
361 Read 471 510
161 Write 231 274
203 Mixed 279 326
71.9% 327 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 4K Read 25.7 35.5
30.8 4K Write 70.6 106
9.01 4K Mixed 16.4 24.6
97.3% 37.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.4 DQ Read 156 278
50.1 DQ Write 164 242
7.89 DQ Mixed 35.8 60
61.3% 119 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
21GB free
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 235
Mixed 224
71% 324 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 66.5
4K Mixed 20.6
108% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 46.5
86% 172 MB/s
192GB free
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 271
Mixed 322
80% 364 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 16.1
97% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 55.5
97% 189 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 466
Write 206
Mixed 267
69% 313 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 22.9
112% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 47.9
81% 157 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 456
Write 185
Mixed 227
63% 290 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 65.8
4K Mixed 21.7
94% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 48.2
77% 148 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 450
Write 208
Mixed 253
67% 304 MB/s
4K Read 15.8
4K Write 32.4
4K Mixed 17.3
63% 21.8 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 51.8
83% 158 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,471,072 SSDs tested.

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BHPhotoUS $1492 years
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Typical 530 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 20,727 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: 58% - Above average Total price: $444

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