Average Bench: 76.7% (463rd of 1003)

Based on 3,747 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2KW240H6, INTE SSDSC2KW240H6

Good average bench

The Intel 540s Series 240GB averaged 23.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel 540s Series 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 200MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 540s Series 240GB is 33.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 540s Series 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 120MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 337MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,747 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 445 492
170 Write 365 451
195 Mixed 337 414
103 SusWrite 120 135
70.8% 317 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 26.2 31.7
45 4K Write 81.9 114
25.9 4K Mixed 37.8 48.1
131% 48.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.9 DQ Read 263 299
99 DQ Write 219 335
44.4 DQ Mixed 200 250
161% 228 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSBG200
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 109 107 92 93 94 MB/s
Read 487
Write 340
Mixed 330
SusWrite 118
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 46.6
161% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 212
182% 266 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSF041C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 102 102 103 103 104 MB/s
Read 484
Write 442
Mixed 412
SusWrite 132
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 41.7
142% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 248
199% 279 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSF031C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 153 104 105 104 105 MB/s
Read 461
Write 416
Mixed 412
SusWrite 120
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 92
4K Mixed 38.1
143% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 193
143% 190 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: LSF036C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 116 105 104 104 104 MB/s
Read 458
Write 344
Mixed 294
SusWrite 116
68% 303 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 40.7
132% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 149
130% 198 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSF036C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 124 105 79 74 74 MB/s
Read 481
Write 430
Mixed 402
SusWrite 111
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 55.2
4K Mixed 35.1
113% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 203
170% 244 MB/s
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSF036C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 102 102 100 59 49 MB/s
Read 310
Write 202
Mixed 334
SusWrite 114
54% 240 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 37.6
141% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 209
160% 216 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSF036C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 112 94 104 106 106 MB/s
Read 325
Write 152
Mixed 195
SusWrite 111
43% 196 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 28.5
4K Mixed 22.6
72% 23.2 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 144
109% 149 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,812,835 SSDs tested.

Typical 540s Series 240GB Builds (Compare 28,522 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $966

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