Average Bench: 83.8% (339th of 1000)

Based on 3,418 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 16.2% 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 246MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 89.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 240GB is 32.1%. 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 251MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 254MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,418 samples)
Min Avg Max
307 Read 369 408
216 Write 272 293
190 Mixed 254 277
147 SusWrite 251 287
64.2% 286 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 4K Read 30.5 36.1
47.3 4K Write 89.4 122
25 4K Mixed 32.7 37.8
135% 50.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
134 DQ Read 320 362
104 DQ Write 250 278
36 DQ Mixed 246 277
194% 272 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
59GB free
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 294 293 292 291 291 MB/s
Read 397
Write 292
Mixed 276
SusWrite 292
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 34
149% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 278
220% 309 MB/s
39GB free
Firmware: L2010410
SusWrite @10s intervals: 264 269 270 271 269 267 MB/s
Read 394
Write 269
Mixed 269
SusWrite 268
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 36
153% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 270
213% 297 MB/s
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 158 165 141 145 167 MB/s
Read 289
Write 283
Mixed 229
SusWrite 154
54% 239 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 64.6
4K Mixed 29.4
113% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 199
156% 216 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,356,429 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $268 @ launch in Feb '14
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Typical 730 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 10,177 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: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,089

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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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