Average Bench: 95.7% (246th of 1040)

Based on 3,701 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BP480G4, INTEL SSDSC2BP48

Excellent average bench

The Intel 730 Series 480GB averaged just 4.3% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 278MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 480GB is 36.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 730 Series 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 313MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 389MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,701 samples)
Min Avg Max
322 Read 389 425
328 Write 433 480
246 Mixed 313 345
249 SusWrite 403 474
86.8% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.1 4K Read 30.6 35.6
43.2 4K Write 85.7 116
27.2 4K Mixed 36.6 42.8
139% 51 MB/s
Min Avg Max
221 DQ Read 314 369
116 DQ Write 269 320
152 DQ Mixed 278 318
212% 287 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 437 432 435 434 427 MB/s
Read 418
Write 482
Mixed 328
SusWrite 437
94% 416 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 98.4
4K Mixed 40.1
154% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 316
239% 322 MB/s
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 364 459 444 402 411 MB/s
Read 409
Write 478
Mixed 343
SusWrite 397
92% 407 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 90.4
4K Mixed 39.8
147% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 314
238% 320 MB/s
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 379 417 420 412 409 MB/s
Read 376
Write 446
Mixed 312
SusWrite 389
86% 380 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 50.2
4K Mixed 29.4
100% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 311
237% 320 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,129,171 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $279 @ launch in Feb '14
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Typical 730 Series 480GB Builds (Compare 4,779 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $1,125

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 Comments

Controller: Intel 29F32B08MCMF2. Flash Memory: Intel 20nm MLC

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