Average Bench: 95.7% (261st of 1058)

Based on 4,470 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 273MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 480GB is 38.5%. 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 314MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 391MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,470 samples)
Min Avg Max
329 Read 391 429
316 Write 431 481
243 Mixed 314 346
248 SusWrite 406 478
87% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.6 4K Read 30.6 35.3
41.6 4K Write 84.5 114
26.3 4K Mixed 36.4 42.1
138% 50.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
222 DQ Read 320 369
100 DQ Write 265 320
142 DQ Mixed 273 319
210% 286 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
396GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010410
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 403 420 423 419 413 MB/s
Read 410
Write 474
Mixed 341
SusWrite 398
92% 406 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 41.8
168% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 316
241% 325 MB/s
447GB free
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 467 469 470 472 468 MB/s
Read 374
Write 469
Mixed 338
SusWrite 468
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 61.1
4K Mixed 33.7
118% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 313
241% 328 MB/s
141GB free
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 437 439 436 439 435 MB/s
Read 393
Write 440
Mixed 331
SusWrite 432
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 28.7
123% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 320
244% 329 MB/s
293GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 438 429 432 434 432 MB/s
Read 394
Write 439
Mixed 323
SusWrite 435
90% 398 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 29.9
116% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 316
241% 326 MB/s
413GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 226 286 309 335 336 305 MB/s
Read 266
Write 317
Mixed 263
SusWrite 300
65% 287 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 76.2
4K Mixed 36.2
132% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 209
158% 213 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $279 @ launch in Feb '14
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Typical 730 Series 480GB Builds (Compare 6,816 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $977

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 Comments

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

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