Average Bench: 77.4% (476th of 1016)

Based on 9,556 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 137MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.2MB/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 244MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,556 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 375 432
180 Write 244 281
209 Mixed 262 287
133 SusWrite 192 231
59.8% 268 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.8 4K Read 30.2 37.2
37 4K Write 76.9 114
22.4 4K Mixed 35.3 44.4
132% 47.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
143 DQ Read 252 285
98.5 DQ Write 209 251
64.9 DQ Mixed 137 161
128% 200 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 180 136 168 191 184 MB/s
Read 365
Write 237
Mixed 258
SusWrite 171
58% 258 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 97.2
4K Mixed 36
146% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 146
141% 223 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 136 165 154 177 151 MB/s
Read 363
Write 227
Mixed 223
SusWrite 155
54% 242 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 33.1
130% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 136
127% 199 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 84 135 91 136 164 MB/s
Read 391
Write 109
Mixed 269
SusWrite 121
49% 222 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 69.4
4K Mixed 32.9
125% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 150
142% 222 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 197 199 99 151 140 MB/s
Read 314
Write 255
Mixed 267
SusWrite 164
56% 250 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 54.9
4K Mixed 34.2
122% 40.6 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 152
140% 215 MB/s
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 205 216 217 213 202 MB/s
Read 373
Write 230
Mixed 258
SusWrite 210
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 47.2
4K Mixed 28
98% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 136
129% 204 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 90 136 130 162 112 MB/s
Read 411
Write 248
Mixed 215
SusWrite 133
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 64.9
4K Mixed 30.5
114% 40.6 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 132
118% 179 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 181 183 179 208 169 MB/s
Read 336
Write 268
Mixed 259
SusWrite 187
59% 262 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 47.5
4K Mixed 29.6
100% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 144
132% 205 MB/s
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Typical 530 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 50,964 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $494

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