Average Bench: 68.9% (353rd of 873)

Based on 4,615 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BW240A4, INTEL SSDSC2BW24, INTEL SS DSC2BW240A4

Above average average bench

The Intel 530 Series 240GB averaged 31.0% 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 26.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 72.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 530 Series 240GB is 34.6%. 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 36.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 228MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,615 samples)
Min Avg Max
334 Read 468 509
160 Write 228 273
186 Mixed 274 325
71.1% 323 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.1 4K Read 26.1 35.5
28.9 4K Write 72.7 112
8.93 4K Mixed 16.7 24.3
99.4% 38.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.4 DQ Read 159 277
53.1 DQ Write 169 242
8.67 DQ Mixed 36.8 59.9
62.7% 121 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
64GB free
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 475
Write 247
Mixed 282
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 24
119% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 45.7
88% 176 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 241
Mixed 321
77% 351 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 19.2
118% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 206
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 53.3
87% 165 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 487
Write 216
Mixed 244
69% 316 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 68.4
4K Mixed 21.8
104% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 33.1
80% 169 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 480
Write 243
Mixed 279
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 69.5
4K Mixed 21.1
103% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 53.9
69% 121 MB/s
186GB free
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 309
Mixed 381
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 63.2
4K Mixed 10.4
86% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 28.4
DQ Write 42.7
DQ Mixed 10.9
15% 27.3 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 485
Write 238
Mixed 271
73% 332 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 64.3
4K Mixed 18.4
97% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 24.9
DQ Write 54.8
DQ Mixed 8.65
16% 29.5 MB/s
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Typical 530 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 16,204 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: $442

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