Average Bench: 77.2% (455th of 1003)

Based on 8,906 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 137MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 530 Series 240GB is 36.4%. 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 238MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,906 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 372 427
160 Write 238 281
199 Mixed 258 285
121 SusWrite 190 233
59% 264 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 30 37.2
36.6 4K Write 78.3 114
22.5 4K Mixed 35.2 44.1
132% 47.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
143 DQ Read 254 285
99.3 DQ Write 209 250
74.4 DQ Mixed 137 160
128% 200 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
69GB free
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 198 170 210 203 200 MB/s
Read 414
Write 265
Mixed 265
SusWrite 198
64% 285 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 44.9
176% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 146
137% 213 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 170 208 209 210 197 MB/s
Read 346
Write 206
Mixed 265
SusWrite 200
57% 254 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 39.3
154% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 142
137% 216 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 189 214 194 212 201 MB/s
Read 439
Write 271
Mixed 263
SusWrite 192
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 24.9
154% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 95.4
DQ Mixed 158
124% 177 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 207 202 199 199 212 MB/s
Read 399
Write 240
Mixed 224
SusWrite 203
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 50.4
4K Mixed 31.3
105% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 111
116% 194 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 208 193 210 185 213 MB/s
Read 368
Write 236
Mixed 271
SusWrite 203
60% 270 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 39.7
4K Mixed 27
91% 30.1 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 140
120% 177 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 168 171 153 155 149 MB/s
Read 348
Write 249
Mixed 257
SusWrite 161
57% 254 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 41.6
4K Mixed 25.4
82% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 134
135% 217 MB/s
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Typical 530 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 39,688 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $555

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