Average Bench: 76.7% (475th of 1011)

Based on 3,891 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2KW240H6, INTE SSDSC2KW240H6

Good average bench

The Intel 540s Series 240GB averaged 23.2% 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 202MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 540s Series 240GB is 36.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 540s Series 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 121MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 340MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,891 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 445 493
177 Write 362 451
192 Mixed 340 416
105 SusWrite 121 137
70.8% 317 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 4K Read 26.2 31.7
37.7 4K Write 80.3 116
24.5 4K Mixed 38 48.4
131% 48.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33 DQ Read 265 299
95.1 DQ Write 221 335
45.1 DQ Mixed 202 250
162% 229 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSF036C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 126 104 106 107 106 MB/s
Read 481
Write 342
Mixed 331
SusWrite 126
71% 320 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 45.7
170% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 149
129% 196 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSBG200
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 105 105 104 105 105 MB/s
Read 483
Write 450
Mixed 365
SusWrite 134
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 46.6
160% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 192
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 48.2
89% 173 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: LSF036C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 104 105 105 105 106 MB/s
Read 480
Write 426
Mixed 382
SusWrite 136
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 90.6
4K Mixed 43.5
149% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 115
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 40.9
82% 159 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSF036C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 117 96 104 101 100 MB/s
Read 486
Write 445
Mixed 384
SusWrite 115
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 40.7
144% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 124
115% 183 MB/s
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSBG200
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 126 98 93 106 90 MB/s
Read 434
Write 406
Mixed 376
SusWrite 118
75% 333 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 41.8
142% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 250
189% 256 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSBG200
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 115 104 104 102 94 MB/s
Read 472
Write 455
Mixed 416
SusWrite 126
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 42.8
142% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 31.2
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 211
142% 163 MB/s
222GB free
Firmware: LSBG200
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 107 109 107 107 108 MB/s
Read 463
Write 396
Mixed 371
SusWrite 139
76% 342 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 46.9
4K Mixed 30.1
98% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 195
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 186
140% 187 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,526,098 SSDs tested.

Typical 540s Series 240GB Builds (Compare 31,786 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $944

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