Average Bench: 77.4% (465th of 1011)

Based on 9,030 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BW240A4, INTEL SSDSC2BW24, INTEL SS DSC2BW240A4

Good average bench

The Intel 530 Series 240GB averaged 22.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel 530 Series 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 136MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 530 Series 240GB is 36%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 530 Series 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 191MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 241MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,030 samples)
Min Avg Max
299 Read 371 423
174 Write 241 280
209 Mixed 260 283
123 SusWrite 191 234
59.3% 266 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 30.1 37.2
34.8 4K Write 79.3 115
22.2 4K Mixed 35.3 44.3
133% 48.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.7 DQ Read 247 285
109 DQ Write 210 251
43.1 DQ Mixed 136 160
127% 198 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
193GB free
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 205 221 207 211 214 MB/s
Read 430
Write 282
Mixed 283
SusWrite 209
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 43.3
172% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 146
142% 226 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 217 207 210 189 215 MB/s
Read 403
Write 285
Mixed 272
SusWrite 208
65% 292 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 42.1
156% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 155
145% 225 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 210 151 227 203 211 MB/s
Read 414
Write 252
Mixed 273
SusWrite 206
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 40.2
156% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 158
145% 223 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 179 225 235 228 207 MB/s
Read 363
Write 282
Mixed 262
SusWrite 214
63% 280 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 53.6
4K Mixed 38.7
123% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 145
142% 225 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 211 222 226 222 222 MB/s
Read 373
Write 249
Mixed 274
SusWrite 220
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 50.2
4K Mixed 29.5
109% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 160
146% 225 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 134 205 212 202 209 MB/s
Read 350
Write 263
Mixed 249
SusWrite 190
59% 263 MB/s
4K Read 16.9
4K Write 62.8
4K Mixed 39.7
110% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 150
144% 226 MB/s
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Typical 530 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 43,372 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $585

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