Average Bench: 58.2% (805th of 1058)

Based on 719 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2MH250A2, INTEL SSDSC2MH25

Average average bench

The Intel 510 Series 250GB averaged 41.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 17.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 390MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 510 Series 250GB is just 19.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 510 Series 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 47.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 74MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 719 samples)
Min Avg Max
312 Read 390 431
202 Write 294 319
218 Mixed 263 287
171 SusWrite 285 318
69.1% 308 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.9 4K Read 17.8 21.1
25.7 4K Write 38.1 46.1
15 4K Mixed 20.2 24
73% 25.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 DQ Read 74 79.8
39.5 DQ Write 47.4 49.2
22.3 DQ Mixed 49.5 53.1
39.9% 57 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PWG4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 294 301 306 301 300 MB/s
Read 426
Write 298
Mixed 275
SusWrite 300
73% 325 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 43.1
4K Mixed 22.5
82% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 77.3
DQ Write 46.7
DQ Mixed 51.8
41% 58.6 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PWG4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 311 310 310 313 313 MB/s
Read 400
Write 308
Mixed 273
SusWrite 310
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 41.9
4K Mixed 21.9
80% 27.8 MB/s
DQ Read 78.5
DQ Write 49
DQ Mixed 52.5
42% 60 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: PWG4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 291 293 320 322 311 MB/s
Read 354
Write 312
Mixed 272
SusWrite 305
70% 311 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 29.2
4K Mixed 18.3
60% 20.5 MB/s
DQ Read 77.4
DQ Write 49.3
DQ Mixed 52.2
42% 59.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,229,912 SSDs tested.

Typical 510 Series 250GB Builds (Compare 41,178 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $297

Popular 510 Series 250GB systems:

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