Average Bench: 76.3% (510th of 1037)

Based on 12,105 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BW240A4, INTEL SSDSC2BW24, INTEL SS DSC2BW240A4

Good average bench

The Intel 530 Series 240GB averaged 23.7% 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 139MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 530 Series 240GB is 35.9%. 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 195MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 242MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,105 samples)
Min Avg Max
305 Read 370 438
161 Write 242 285
192 Mixed 258 287
133 SusWrite 195 252
59.5% 266 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 29.6 36.9
32 4K Write 73.9 108
21.7 4K Mixed 34.4 43.6
128% 46 MB/s
Min Avg Max
147 DQ Read 252 284
96.2 DQ Write 208 250
82.6 DQ Mixed 139 161
129% 200 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 222 221 216 221 222 MB/s
Read 408
Write 266
Mixed 280
SusWrite 219
66% 293 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 41.8
158% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 153
145% 227 MB/s
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 124 161 143 187 151 MB/s
Read 384
Write 193
Mixed 281
SusWrite 155
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 69.6
4K Mixed 32.8
125% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 130
114% 170 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,611,480 SSDs tested.

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Typical 530 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 9,244 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus TUF B450-PLUS GAMING

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $707

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