Average Bench: 79.1% (354th of 959)

more Based on 5,441 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 20.8% 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 221MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 240GB is 41.7%. 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 187MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 238MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,441 samples)
Min Avg Max
304 Read 373 430
151 Write 238 280
196 Mixed 261 289
126 SusWrite 187 246
59.1% 265 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 31.2 40.3
26.9 4K Write 80 123
21.5 4K Mixed 36.9 48.8
137% 49.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
110 DQ Read 266 305
71.8 DQ Write 213 256
60 DQ Mixed 221 262
170% 233 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
147GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 195 206 209 211 227 MB/s
Read 412
Write 276
Mixed 290
SusWrite 210
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 43.6
160% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 248
193% 266 MB/s
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 213 238 234 233 237 MB/s
Read 305
Write 261
Mixed 282
SusWrite 227
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 42.3
167% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 260
200% 273 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: LE1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 154 188 231 231 228 MB/s
Read 415
Write 237
Mixed 277
SusWrite 200
63% 282 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 84.6
4K Mixed 43.6
152% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 231
180% 249 MB/s
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 199 200 207 194 205 MB/s
Read 328
Write 204
Mixed 239
SusWrite 200
54% 243 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 46.4
4K Mixed 28
99% 33.3 MB/s
DQ Read 188
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 27.4
56% 115 MB/s
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Typical 520 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 24,193 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $695

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