Average Bench: 83.2% (320th of 980)

Based on 2,803 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 16.7% 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 242MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 87.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 240GB is 31.5%. 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 251MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 254MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,803 samples)
Min Avg Max
311 Read 370 409
234 Write 273 291
194 Mixed 254 276
176 SusWrite 251 285
64.3% 287 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22 4K Read 30.2 35.8
50 4K Write 87.7 120
25 4K Mixed 32.5 37.7
134% 50.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
82.9 DQ Read 315 363
113 DQ Write 248 278
35.2 DQ Mixed 242 277
192% 268 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
76GB free
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 267 261 268 261 250 MB/s
Read 400
Write 271
Mixed 269
SusWrite 263
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 87.7
4K Mixed 32.9
130% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 268
211% 293 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 259 268 270 263 266 MB/s
Read 294
Write 249
Mixed 245
SusWrite 259
59% 262 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 32.3
4K Mixed 19.1
69% 23.1 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 243
188% 258 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,408,650 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $268 @ launch in Feb '14
AmazonUS $3015 months
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Typical 730 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 8,548 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,040

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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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