Average Bench: 84.3% (281st of 964)

Based on 2,502 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 15.7% 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 251MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 91.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 240GB is 29.6%. 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 249MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 255MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,502 samples)
Min Avg Max
310 Read 372 409
234 Write 274 292
191 Mixed 255 278
166 SusWrite 249 287
64.4% 287 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.3 4K Read 30.5 36.4
45.4 4K Write 91.7 124
25.5 4K Mixed 32.8 38
137% 51.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
206 DQ Read 325 361
166 DQ Write 253 278
125 DQ Mixed 251 277
198% 276 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 253 238 227 208 194 MB/s
Read 395
Write 290
Mixed 273
SusWrite 232
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 37.3
161% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 272
215% 299 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 278 257 251 245 243 MB/s
Read 445
Write 286
Mixed 274
SusWrite 259
70% 316 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 74.5
4K Mixed 30.7
122% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 271
214% 297 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: L2010410
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 275 259 264 282 282 MB/s
Read 342
Write 284
Mixed 242
SusWrite 274
64% 285 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 29.7
122% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 255
199% 274 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,690,586 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $268 @ launch in Feb '14
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Typical 730 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 7,393 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $925

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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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