Average Bench: 79.4% (456th of 1030)

more Based on 9,868 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2CW240A3, INTEL SSDSC2BW240A3, INTEL SSDSC2BW240A3F, INTE SSDSC2CW240A3, INTEL SS DSC2CW240A3, INTEL SSDSC2CW24, INTEL SSDSC2BW240A3L, INTEL SSDSC2CW240A

Good average bench

The Intel 520 Series 240GB averaged 20.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel 520 Series 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 229MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 240GB is 36.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 520 Series 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 193MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 245MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,868 samples)
Min Avg Max
304 Read 372 433
193 Write 245 283
223 Mixed 267 291
140 SusWrite 193 227
60.1% 269 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.6 4K Read 31.2 40.2
33.5 4K Write 78.1 115
23.7 4K Mixed 37 47.4
136% 48.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
171 DQ Read 274 305
88.5 DQ Write 217 258
82.8 DQ Mixed 229 263
176% 240 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 150 161 192 146 191 MB/s
Read 422
Write 232
Mixed 268
SusWrite 172
61% 274 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 44.4
171% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 252
186% 246 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 199 204 194 179 173 MB/s
Read 354
Write 255
Mixed 277
SusWrite 192
60% 270 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 45.4
169% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 249
195% 268 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 230 274 269 249 207 MB/s
Read 334
Write 226
Mixed 232
SusWrite 228
57% 255 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 40.9
159% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 245
187% 254 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 188 198 196 192 192 MB/s
Read 372
Write 249
Mixed 269
SusWrite 187
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 34.5
133% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 243
179% 235 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 162 145 146 238 199 MB/s
Read 386
Write 234
Mixed 252
SusWrite 176
58% 262 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 39.3
4K Mixed 25.1
85% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 243
185% 250 MB/s
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Typical 520 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 1,983 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $1,175

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