Average Bench: 77.1% (517th of 1058)

Based on 6,822 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2KW240H6, INTE SSDSC2KW240H6

Good average bench

The Intel 540s Series 240GB averaged 22.9% 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 207MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 540s Series 240GB is 38.5%. 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 120MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 343MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,822 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 449 495
168 Write 368 456
194 Mixed 343 418
96.1 SusWrite 120 136
71.4% 320 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 26.7 31.9
36.1 4K Write 79 113
21.7 4K Mixed 38.1 48.7
131% 47.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
206 DQ Read 277 299
101 DQ Write 223 337
105 DQ Mixed 207 250
167% 236 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSBG200
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 155 104 106 106 106 MB/s
Read 481
Write 452
Mixed 237
SusWrite 121
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 94.6
4K Mixed 39.3
148% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 250
180% 235 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSF043C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 108 105 92 83 91 MB/s
Read 420
Write 366
Mixed 380
SusWrite 120
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 43.4
144% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 151
152% 245 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: LSF036C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 111 104 105 104 103 MB/s
Read 453
Write 424
Mixed 384
SusWrite 116
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 83.6
4K Mixed 39.7
134% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 194
146% 200 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSF036C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 135 103 92 104 103 MB/s
Read 472
Write 420
Mixed 351
SusWrite 119
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 58.3
4K Mixed 37
116% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 245
183% 244 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,319,956 SSDs tested.

Typical 540s Series 240GB Builds (Compare 21,593 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,091

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 Comments

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Terrible

13 months ago.

Died in 2.5 years and Intel refused to honour the warranty. Extremely dissatisfied.


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