Average Bench: 79.8% (435th of 1016)

more Based on 9,279 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 20.1% 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 38.4%. 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 196MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 245MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,279 samples)
Min Avg Max
301 Read 375 439
186 Write 245 287
227 Mixed 266 294
132 SusWrite 196 252
60.4% 271 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 31.2 40.5
35.9 4K Write 78.8 120
23.8 4K Mixed 37 48.8
136% 49 MB/s
Min Avg Max
135 DQ Read 271 305
128 DQ Write 219 257
53 DQ Mixed 229 264
176% 240 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
159GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 213 218 214 215 215 MB/s
Read 403
Write 269
Mixed 280
SusWrite 209
65% 290 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 45
174% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 252
195% 267 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: LE1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 214 203 214 186 184 MB/s
Read 376
Write 276
Mixed 277
SusWrite 199
63% 282 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 64.8
4K Mixed 35.7
127% 43.8 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 247
190% 261 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 118 157 278 278 126 MB/s
Read 426
Write 250
Mixed 278
SusWrite 185
63% 285 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 64.2
4K Mixed 34.9
120% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 261
192% 254 MB/s
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 194 207 212 207 213 MB/s
Read 389
Write 261
Mixed 268
SusWrite 208
63% 282 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 44.9
4K Mixed 29.4
103% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 259
198% 270 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 175 182 174 159 182 MB/s
Read 328
Write 219
Mixed 195
SusWrite 177
51% 230 MB/s
4K Read 12.6
4K Write 21.4
4K Mixed 20.4
57% 18.1 MB/s
DQ Read 244
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 228
170% 227 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 202 189 203 186 165 MB/s
Read 319
Write 246
Mixed 225
SusWrite 186
55% 244 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 33
4K Mixed 22.6
73% 24.4 MB/s
DQ Read 24.4
DQ Write 50.4
DQ Mixed 24.7
22% 33.2 MB/s
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Typical 520 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 50,963 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $495

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