Average Bench: 70.1% (445th of 955)

more Based on 5,299 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2CW240A3, INTEL SSDSC2BW240A3, INTEL SSDSC2BW240A3F, INTE SSDSC2CW240A3, INTEL SS DSC2CW240A3, INTEL SSDSC2CW24, INTEL SSDSC2BW240A3L, INTEL SSDSC2CW240A

Good average bench

The Intel 520 Series 240GB averaged 29.9% 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 26.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 72MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 240GB is 37.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 520 Series 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 193MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 229MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,299 samples)
Min Avg Max
322 Read 461 514
169 Write 229 278
210 Mixed 282 333
137 SusWrite 193 268
64.8% 291 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.1 4K Read 26.8 37.2
29.6 4K Write 72 112
9.7 4K Mixed 18.6 40.1
103% 39.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.1 DQ Read 180 303
57.4 DQ Write 173 253
9.52 DQ Mixed 78.1 252
85.7% 144 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 210 208 210 203 201 MB/s
Read 398
Write 262
Mixed 290
SusWrite 205
64% 289 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 76.8
4K Mixed 35.1
134% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 254
192% 261 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 148 145 156 187 151 MB/s
Read 385
Write 234
Mixed 266
SusWrite 158
58% 261 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 67.5
4K Mixed 40
140% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 226
179% 250 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 181 178 175 174 181 MB/s
Read 378
Write 251
Mixed 274
SusWrite 180
60% 271 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 74.1
4K Mixed 32.3
127% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 262
200% 272 MB/s
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Typical 520 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 24,292 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $467

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