Average Bench: 83.4% (365th of 1011)

Based on 4,542 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]

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Very good average bench

The Intel 730 Series 240GB averaged just 16.6% 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 245MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 87.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 240GB is 30.2%. 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 249MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 254MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,542 samples)
Min Avg Max
314 Read 371 408
225 Write 271 292
190 Mixed 254 276
157 SusWrite 249 287
64.1% 286 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.9 4K Read 30.4 35.6
49.3 4K Write 87.8 120
25.2 4K Mixed 32.7 37.5
134% 50.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
160 DQ Read 317 368
124 DQ Write 249 278
36.3 DQ Mixed 245 277
194% 270 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
179GB free
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 275 276 276 277 267 MB/s
Read 383
Write 277
Mixed 271
SusWrite 273
68% 301 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 37.6
159% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 274
214% 298 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 273 271 259 243 245 MB/s
Read 402
Write 280
Mixed 274
SusWrite 261
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 36.8
156% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 275
215% 298 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 251 240 237 235 203 MB/s
Read 396
Write 277
Mixed 259
SusWrite 237
65% 292 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 34.4
149% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 274
215% 298 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 291 290 289 289 290 289 MB/s
Read 412
Write 291
Mixed 274
SusWrite 290
71% 316 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 93
4K Mixed 36.3
147% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 202
153% 206 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,734,081 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $268 @ launch in Feb '14
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Typical 730 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 11,220 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $1,097

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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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