Average Bench: 78.5% (432nd of 1003)

more Based on 6,701 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 21.4% 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 226MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 240GB is 39.4%. 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 193MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 243MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,701 samples)
Min Avg Max
302 Read 372 434
187 Write 243 283
226 Mixed 265 290
129 SusWrite 193 248
60% 268 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 4K Read 30.5 39.3
34.7 4K Write 77.1 121
23.4 4K Mixed 36.3 47.1
134% 48 MB/s
Min Avg Max
50.4 DQ Read 269 305
115 DQ Write 218 257
49.7 DQ Mixed 226 263
174% 238 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
32GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 226 221 221 220 226 MB/s
Read 378
Write 273
Mixed 286
SusWrite 216
65% 288 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 44.5
177% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 254
198% 272 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 96 167 125 193 153 MB/s
Read 353
Write 220
Mixed 273
SusWrite 144
55% 247 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 47.6
176% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 62.4
98% 189 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 232 182 206 197 190 MB/s
Read 398
Write 216
Mixed 245
SusWrite 198
59% 264 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 95
4K Mixed 43.5
161% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 228
174% 236 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 210 225 188 251 167 MB/s
Read 396
Write 250
Mixed 275
SusWrite 210
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 78.7
4K Mixed 39
140% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 259
191% 252 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 187 190 190 191 189 MB/s
Read 363
Write 203
Mixed 265
SusWrite 187
57% 254 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 35.7
134% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 213
170% 240 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 87 88 89 90 93 MB/s
Read 334
Write 154
Mixed 183
SusWrite 89
42% 190 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 31.2
4K Mixed 24.4
81% 25.8 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 161
125% 174 MB/s
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Typical 520 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 39,688 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $645

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