Average Bench: 77.3% (469th of 1011)

Based on 9,166 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BW240A4, INTEL SSDSC2BW24, INTEL SS DSC2BW240A4

Good average bench

The Intel 530 Series 240GB averaged 22.7% 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 136MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 530 Series 240GB is 37.5%. 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 190MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 241MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,166 samples)
Min Avg Max
302 Read 372 426
149 Write 241 283
213 Mixed 259 285
112 SusWrite 190 236
59.3% 265 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.5 4K Read 30.4 37.3
35.2 4K Write 79.2 114
20.5 4K Mixed 35.2 44.3
133% 48.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
122 DQ Read 248 285
89.9 DQ Write 206 249
45 DQ Mixed 136 160
126% 197 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
45GB free
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 182 212 198 211 184 MB/s
Read 420
Write 280
Mixed 274
SusWrite 197
65% 293 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 40.8
146% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 154
146% 230 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 186 189 143 192 215 MB/s
Read 386
Write 263
Mixed 267
SusWrite 188
62% 276 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 40.3
155% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 147
138% 215 MB/s
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 219 230 235 248 259 MB/s
Read 349
Write 232
Mixed 247
SusWrite 238
60% 266 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 98.4
4K Mixed 34.3
144% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 158
144% 221 MB/s
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 210 215 215 199 224 MB/s
Read 388
Write 256
Mixed 236
SusWrite 216
61% 274 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 73.7
4K Mixed 35.7
129% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 137
127% 199 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 176 146 165 161 151 MB/s
Read 381
Write 256
Mixed 180
SusWrite 158
54% 244 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 77.4
4K Mixed 35.8
135% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 136
126% 194 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 119 78 73 43 46 MB/s
Read 358
Write 245
Mixed 262
SusWrite 81.7
53% 237 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 60.9
4K Mixed 35.5
121% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 131
124% 195 MB/s
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Typical 530 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 47,630 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 31%
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $540

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