Average Bench: 95.9% (170th of 964)

Based on 1,695 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BP480G4, INTEL SSDSC2BP48

Excellent average bench

The Intel 730 Series 480GB averaged just 4.1% 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 259MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 88.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 730 Series 480GB is 33.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 730 Series 480GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 334MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 404MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,695 samples)
Min Avg Max
327 Read 404 515
337 Write 438 482
242 Mixed 334 486
188 SusWrite 390 469
88.2% 391 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 4K Read 30.4 35.7
51.4 4K Write 88.6 119
21.8 4K Mixed 35.2 42.6
138% 51.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.2 DQ Read 309 355
127 DQ Write 277 312
23.7 DQ Mixed 259 318
203% 282 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
317GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 447 453 458 459 453 MB/s
Read 402
Write 471
Mixed 339
SusWrite 452
94% 416 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 41
154% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 314
238% 320 MB/s
310GB free
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 435 461 462 447 452 MB/s
Read 389
Write 456
Mixed 327
SusWrite 449
92% 405 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 37
156% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 315
239% 323 MB/s
410GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 444 444 438 447 448 MB/s
Read 416
Write 460
Mixed 328
SusWrite 444
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 75.7
4K Mixed 35.2
130% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 310
236% 319 MB/s
410GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 416 378 357 379 405 MB/s
Read 373
Write 432
Mixed 322
SusWrite 399
86% 381 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 43.6
4K Mixed 26.9
91% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 316
240% 323 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,548,135 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $279 @ launch in Feb '14
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Typical 730 Series 480GB Builds (Compare 3,431 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 117%
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Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $339

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $2,197

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 Comments

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

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