Average Bench: 77% (392nd of 959)

Based on 6,168 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2BW240A4, INTEL SSDSC2BW24, INTEL SS DSC2BW240A4

Good average bench

The Intel 530 Series 240GB averaged 23.0% 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 134MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 530 Series 240GB is 35%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 530 Series 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 192MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 240MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,168 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 370 427
174 Write 240 280
206 Mixed 257 284
127 SusWrite 192 246
59.1% 265 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 29.7 37.4
37 4K Write 79.6 115
22.8 4K Mixed 34.8 44.7
132% 48 MB/s
Min Avg Max
79.4 DQ Read 249 285
121 DQ Write 208 250
41.1 DQ Mixed 134 160
126% 197 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 219 239 233 243 233 MB/s
Read 434
Write 230
Mixed 284
SusWrite 230
66% 294 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 44.9
175% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 147
142% 225 MB/s
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 126 112 115 129 127 MB/s
Read 406
Write 177
Mixed 227
SusWrite 128
52% 234 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 85.2
4K Mixed 27.3
125% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 114
112% 181 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 109 104 82 134 168 MB/s
Read 378
Write 272
Mixed 259
SusWrite 122
58% 258 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 56.5
4K Mixed 32.7
116% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 143
132% 206 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 214 222 216 133 133 MB/s
Read 343
Write 224
Mixed 220
SusWrite 181
54% 242 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 57.1
4K Mixed 30.5
106% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 135
127% 200 MB/s
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Typical 530 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 24,196 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: 60% - Above average Total price: $654

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