Average Bench: 68.3% (422nd of 921)

more Based on 4,876 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2CW240A3, INTEL SSDSC2BW240A3, INTEL SSDSC2BW240A3F, INTE SSDSC2CW240A3, INTEL SS DSC2CW240A3, INTEL SSDSC2CW24, INTEL SSDSC2BW240A3L, INTEL SSDSC2CW240A

Above average average bench

The Intel 520 Series 240GB averaged 31.7% 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 25.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 69.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 240GB is 34.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 520 Series 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 229MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,876 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 480 518
163 Write 229 277
202 Mixed 288 336
73.1% 332 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 25.8 36.5
27 4K Write 69.1 114
9.36 4K Mixed 15.2 23
95.1% 36.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21 DQ Read 169 295
49.2 DQ Write 166 250
8.96 DQ Mixed 52.1 87.4
70.8% 129 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 253
Mixed 315
80% 362 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 20.2
125% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 86.2
113% 206 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: LF1i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 484
Write 267
Mixed 318
79% 356 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 79.5
4K Mixed 18.3
115% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 85.9
114% 207 MB/s
192GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 239
Mixed 307
78% 355 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 62.6
4K Mixed 13.1
100% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 31.9
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 13.2
48% 99.5 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 245
Mixed 289
75% 343 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 43.9
4K Mixed 13.7
79% 27.6 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 82.2
100% 179 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 493
Write 186
Mixed 235
67% 305 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 56.8
4K Mixed 15.5
86% 32.1 MB/s
DQ Read 200
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 65.5
78% 137 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 485
Write 238
Mixed 275
73% 333 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 33
4K Mixed 13.9
70% 23.3 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 84.5
97% 167 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 242
Mixed 287
75% 342 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 51.4
4K Mixed 10.8
72% 27.6 MB/s
DQ Read 24.8
DQ Write 49.2
DQ Mixed 11.1
16% 28.4 MB/s
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Typical 520 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 20,699 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $479

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