Average Bench: 78.6% (482nd of 1040)

Based on 7,009 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]

Good average bench

The Intel 535 Series 240GB averaged 21.3% 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 158MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 535 Series 240GB is 35.5%. 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 174MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 226MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,009 samples)
Min Avg Max
305 Read 387 456
158 Write 226 256
226 Mixed 274 301
92.7 SusWrite 174 224
59.1% 265 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 29.5 36.5
36.8 4K Write 80.2 111
22.8 4K Mixed 37.5 47.1
135% 49.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
216 DQ Read 272 296
114 DQ Write 211 246
115 DQ Mixed 158 178
141% 214 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
118GB free
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 210 188 167 208 213 MB/s
Read 354
Write 239
Mixed 286
SusWrite 201
60% 270 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 76.9
4K Mixed 40.9
144% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 153
144% 223 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: RG20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 206 203 210 222 162 MB/s
Read 453
Write 249
Mixed 289
SusWrite 205
67% 299 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 43.2
4K Mixed 27.2
95% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 145
124% 181 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,041,828 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $115 @ launch in Apr '15
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Typical 535 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 15,611 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,094

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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 5 years ago.

Poor

3 years ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

Controller broke during power loss, drive became useless afterwards.


Below average

5 years ago.


Good

5 years ago.

good read speed but bad write speed


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