Average Bench: 96.3% (242nd of 1040)

Based on 3,812 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BP480G4, INTEL SSDSC2BP48

Excellent average bench

The Intel 730 Series 480GB averaged just 3.7% 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 281MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 480GB is 34.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 730 Series 480GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


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

Average Bench

(Based on 3,812 samples)
Min Avg Max
329 Read 389 422
308 Write 428 481
246 Mixed 313 344
238 SusWrite 405 474
86.6% 384 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.6 4K Read 30.9 35.5
47.6 4K Write 86.3 116
27.6 4K Mixed 36.9 42.5
140% 51.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
222 DQ Read 320 370
121 DQ Write 272 321
163 DQ Mixed 281 318
214% 291 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010410
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 441 442 419 425 417 MB/s
Read 382
Write 421
Mixed 324
SusWrite 420
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 41.1
162% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 309
234% 314 MB/s
446GB free
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 332 365 378 365 362 MB/s
Read 384
Write 402
Mixed 321
SusWrite 347
82% 363 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 18.9
4K Mixed 20.2
74% 21.3 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 79.3
DQ Mixed 165
134% 198 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,043,254 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $279 @ launch in Feb '14
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Typical 730 Series 480GB Builds (Compare 6,440 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 46%
Desktop 88%
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Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $1,126

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