Average Bench: 79.3% (449th of 1021)

Based on 6,501 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDSC2BW240H6

The Intel 535 SSD was quietly released in April 2015, very few review samples were distributed and the release went largely unnoticed. The 535 sports the same basic specs as its predecessor, the 530. The 20nm NAND in the 530 has been replaced with marginally slower 16nm NAND and both drives use the same five year old SandForce 2281 controller. Comparing performance between 240GB 530 and 535 shows that the two drives share the same performance profile which is severely hampered by a particularly weak incompressible write speed, something the SandForce controller is notorious for. Overall the 240GB 535 scores an effective speed of 71.5% which puts it amongst the slowest handful of new SSDs on the market. There are other drives on the market that use newer technology and represent far value for money[Aug '15 SSDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Intel 535 Series 240GB averaged 20.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel 535 Series 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 156MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 535 Series 240GB is 36%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 535 Series 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 176MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 231MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,501 samples)
Min Avg Max
304 Read 388 451
177 Write 231 256
227 Mixed 274 300
101 SusWrite 176 227
59.6% 267 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 30.2 37.1
39.2 4K Write 80.8 114
24.4 4K Mixed 38.1 48
137% 49.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
174 DQ Read 269 296
127 DQ Write 211 245
104 DQ Mixed 156 176
140% 212 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RG20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 205 199 216 221 217 MB/s
Read 403
Write 222
Mixed 287
SusWrite 212
63% 281 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 46.3
169% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 178
156% 233 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 193 202 209 224 231 MB/s
Read 421
Write 248
Mixed 286
SusWrite 210
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 40.8
149% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 167
152% 234 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: RG20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 193 198 210 220 199 MB/s
Read 372
Write 246
Mixed 288
SusWrite 202
62% 277 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 40.8
4K Mixed 28.8
96% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 149
125% 182 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 95 99 171 98 130 MB/s
Read 417
Write 232
Mixed 276
SusWrite 126
58% 263 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 36.6
4K Mixed 23.7
84% 27.5 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 158
139% 209 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,403,600 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $115 @ launch in Apr '15
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Typical 535 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 40,813 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,207

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 Comments

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. Memory: Intel 16nm MLC

Small form factor, high performance, and low idle power - the next evolution...

Added 4 years ago.

Poor

2 years ago.

P/L Killer with Intel Reference Quality for your System.


Good

2 years ago.

Controller broke during power loss, drive became useless afterwards.


Below average

4 years ago.


Good

4 years ago.

good read speed but bad write speed


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