Average Bench: 83.6% (399th of 1040)

Based on 5,978 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 16.4% 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 243MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.8MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 240GB is 29.8%. 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 255MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,978 samples)
Min Avg Max
318 Read 373 409
143 Write 268 292
196 Mixed 255 277
171 SusWrite 251 287
64.2% 287 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.6 4K Read 30.8 35.6
49.7 4K Write 86.7 118
25.8 4K Mixed 33 37.5
135% 50.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
200 DQ Read 316 370
97.6 DQ Write 240 278
128 DQ Mixed 243 277
191% 267 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
37GB free
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 276 272 274 274 275 MB/s
Read 399
Write 280
Mixed 269
SusWrite 275
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 35.7
147% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 199
150% 202 MB/s
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 206 180 162 150 120 MB/s
Read 392
Write 280
Mixed 271
SusWrite 179
63% 281 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 35.9
147% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 273
214% 298 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 254 232 227 213 204 199 MB/s
Read 368
Write 286
Mixed 246
SusWrite 222
63% 280 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 31.2
132% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 274
218% 306 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,030,196 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $268 @ launch in Feb '14
AmazonUS $5253 months
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Typical 730 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 5,046 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $1,213

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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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