Average Bench: 77.6% (461st of 1011)

more Based on 5,632 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 22.3% 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 220MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 240GB is 42.4%. 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 187MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 240MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,632 samples)
Min Avg Max
299 Read 369 432
170 Write 240 281
206 Mixed 262 291
125 SusWrite 187 245
59.1% 265 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.3 4K Read 30.8 40
20.8 4K Write 76.1 117
21 4K Mixed 36 48.2
133% 47.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.2 DQ Read 260 305
78.4 DQ Write 212 257
43.3 DQ Mixed 220 263
169% 231 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
71GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 224 235 233 221 213 MB/s
Read 400
Write 268
Mixed 294
SusWrite 221
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 48.9
183% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 256
198% 271 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 185 191 201 170 198 MB/s
Read 385
Write 252
Mixed 288
SusWrite 187
62% 278 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 46.5
174% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 231
185% 260 MB/s
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 209 215 214 211 217 MB/s
Read 333
Write 248
Mixed 271
SusWrite 210
60% 266 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 43.8
165% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 250
192% 263 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LE1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 197 211 208 217 210 MB/s
Read 392
Write 261
Mixed 270
SusWrite 206
63% 282 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 52.6
4K Mixed 32.9
112% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 261
199% 270 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 209 205 149 154 135 MB/s
Read 384
Write 254
Mixed 275
SusWrite 177
61% 272 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 38.4
4K Mixed 26.1
88% 29 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 254
185% 241 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 213 202 210 218 222 MB/s
Read 341
Write 229
Mixed 267
SusWrite 215
59% 263 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 36.8
4K Mixed 26.2
84% 27.8 MB/s
DQ Read 125
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 256
176% 211 MB/s
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Typical 520 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 43,367 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $636

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