Average Bench: 79.4% (436th of 1011)

Based on 5,093 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 20.5% 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 154MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 535 Series 240GB is 41%. 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 175MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 231MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,093 samples)
Min Avg Max
312 Read 389 449
178 Write 231 256
225 Mixed 275 300
91.6 SusWrite 175 229
59.6% 267 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 4K Read 30 37
27.1 4K Write 83 114
20.1 4K Mixed 38.3 48.3
138% 50.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
111 DQ Read 264 296
93 DQ Write 211 245
78.9 DQ Mixed 154 177
138% 210 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 209 203 207 211 218 MB/s
Read 426
Write 256
Mixed 298
SusWrite 212
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 43.9
154% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 167
153% 236 MB/s
131GB free
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 236 241 242 239 241 MB/s
Read 440
Write 247
Mixed 296
SusWrite 238
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 77.4
4K Mixed 39.9
137% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 151
146% 230 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 189 189 139 165 171 MB/s
Read 388
Write 226
Mixed 284
SusWrite 168
60% 267 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 62.8
4K Mixed 37.1
126% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 159
143% 219 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,367,349 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $115 @ launch in Apr '15
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Typical 535 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 32,855 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,165

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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

3 years ago.

good read speed but bad write speed


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