Average Bench: 68.9% (352nd of 873)

more Based on 4,442 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2CW240A3, INTEL SSDSC2BW240A3, INTEL SSDSC2BW240A3F, INTEL SS DSC2CW240A3, INTEL SSDSC2CW24, INTEL SSDSC2BW240A3L, INTEL SSDSC2CW240A

Above average average bench

The Intel 520 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 25.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 73.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 240GB is 34.6%. 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 228MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,442 samples)
Min Avg Max
359 Read 478 517
171 Write 228 271
206 Mixed 286 341
72.7% 331 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 25.9 36.7
34.1 4K Write 73.7 119
9.78 4K Mixed 15.5 22.7
98.2% 38.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.6 DQ Read 163 296
51.4 DQ Write 170 252
9.61 DQ Mixed 51.3 87.6
70.3% 128 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
134GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 470
Write 241
Mixed 312
75% 341 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 93.5
4K Mixed 17.7
116% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 13.3
67% 151 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 500
Write 241
Mixed 299
76% 347 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 15.8
122% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 33.1
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 15.2
40% 80 MB/s
177GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 491
Write 211
Mixed 301
73% 334 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 46.8
4K Mixed 13.6
83% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 85.5
112% 203 MB/s
169GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 251
Mixed 299
78% 354 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 16.6
101% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 26.6
DQ Write 71
DQ Mixed 11.6
20% 36.4 MB/s
54GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 471
Write 195
Mixed 270
68% 312 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 58.8
4K Mixed 14.4
81% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 74.1
99% 181 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 491
Write 232
Mixed 276
73% 333 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 59.3
4K Mixed 10.4
77% 30.4 MB/s
DQ Read 23.6
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 9.47
28% 57.6 MB/s
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Typical 520 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: 55% - Above average Total price: $478

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