Average Bench: 83.6% (414th of 1058)

Based on 6,554 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BP240G4, INTEL SSDSC2BP240G, INTEL SS DSC2BP240G4, INTEL SSDSC2BP24

The 240GB Intel 730 is just two months old and the newest SSDs in our group test. The 730 uses Intel's own enterprise controller (rather than a Sandforce) and it's marketed by Intel as an enthusiast class drive with data centre reliability. Backed by a 50GB per day, five year warranty the 730 has the most generous warranty I have seen on a consumer SSD. Unfortunately when it comes to performance the 730 is seriously let down by its relatively feeble peak sequential write speed of just 286 MB/s. The 730 scored an effective speed of just 439 MB/s which is 17% below the average of the ten group leaders. I seriously doubt that Intel will sell many of these drives at their current price point which is 25% higher than the average of the leading 240GB SSDs. [Mar '14 SSDrivePro]

Very good average bench

The Intel 730 Series 240GB averaged just 16.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel 730 Series 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 244MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 240GB is 31.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 730 Series 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 257MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 258MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,554 samples)
Min Avg Max
316 Read 376 409
238 Write 277 294
197 Mixed 258 278
183 SusWrite 257 289
65.4% 292 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.9 4K Read 30.7 35.3
44 4K Write 85 112
23.3 4K Mixed 32.7 37.1
133% 49.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
186 DQ Read 313 370
117 DQ Write 242 279
116 DQ Mixed 244 277
192% 267 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
90GB free
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 270 267 275 294 294 MB/s
Read 407
Write 290
Mixed 277
SusWrite 268
70% 311 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 35.1
145% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 275
216% 300 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,552,892 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $268 @ launch in Feb '14
AmazonUS $5259 months
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Typical 730 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 8,363 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 87%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $1,363

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 Comments

Controller: Intel 29F32B08MCMF2. Flash Memory: Intel 20nm MLC

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paid 120$ for these guys. Got myself 2 in raid 0 configuration. My sequential read performance is 937.50 MB/s and write is 569.25 MB/s. 4k read is 24.69 MB/s and write is 43.33 MB/s. These numbers seems good to me! Tested using: AS SSD Benchmark 1.7.4739.38088—Apr '15


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