Average Bench: 84.1% (366th of 1018)

Based on 5,354 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 15.8% 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 30.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 240GB is 30.6%. 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 252MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 259MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,354 samples)
Min Avg Max
310 Read 375 409
233 Write 276 295
198 Mixed 259 278
166 SusWrite 252 289
65% 290 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.6 4K Read 30.9 35.9
49.3 4K Write 88.4 118
24.9 4K Mixed 33.2 37.6
136% 50.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
172 DQ Read 313 369
136 DQ Write 244 279
120 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%
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 258 244 243 242 247 MB/s
Read 376
Write 287
Mixed 266
SusWrite 244
66% 293 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 27.6
130% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 275
214% 297 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010410
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 228 240 242 237 230 MB/s
Read 352
Write 277
Mixed 251
SusWrite 215
61% 274 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 80.1
4K Mixed 24.9
110% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 267
210% 292 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010410
SusWrite @10s intervals: 226 251 255 244 236 230 MB/s
Read 348
Write 238
Mixed 256
SusWrite 240
61% 271 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 61.8
4K Mixed 20.5
100% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 257
200% 274 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,772,058 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $268 @ launch in Feb '14
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Typical 730 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 25,640 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 71%
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Workstation 49%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $1,093

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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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