Average Bench: 95.4% (229th of 1016)

Based on 3,163 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BP480G4, INTEL SSDSC2BP48

Excellent average bench

The Intel 730 Series 480GB averaged just 4.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel 730 Series 480GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 277MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 480GB is 37.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 730 Series 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 313MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 388MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,163 samples)
Min Avg Max
324 Read 388 426
315 Write 431 482
242 Mixed 313 345
233 SusWrite 396 470
86.2% 382 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.9 4K Read 30.6 35.8
42.5 4K Write 86.2 118
26.7 4K Mixed 36.7 43
139% 51.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
182 DQ Read 317 370
121 DQ Write 272 318
107 DQ Mixed 277 318
213% 289 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
245GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 432 455 449 448 434 MB/s
Read 390
Write 472
Mixed 335
SusWrite 446
93% 411 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 91.7
4K Mixed 36.2
141% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 106
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 315
208% 240 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 406 437 424 423 423 423 MB/s
Read 414
Write 432
Mixed 336
SusWrite 423
91% 401 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 62.5
4K Mixed 36.1
125% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 208
156% 211 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,382,008 SSDs tested.


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Typical 730 Series 480GB Builds (Compare 13,597 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 52%
Desktop 73%
Workstation 51%

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $1,064

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