Average Bench: 78.6% (494th of 1058)

more Based on 13,867 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 233MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 240GB is 37.3%. 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 13,867 samples)
Min Avg Max
315 Read 375 437
159 Write 243 285
223 Mixed 266 292
129 SusWrite 193 243
60.2% 269 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.7 4K Read 30.4 39.4
32.6 4K Write 75.3 115
23.7 4K Mixed 36.4 47.2
133% 47.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
201 DQ Read 277 305
124 DQ Write 218 260
123 DQ Mixed 233 264
178% 242 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
72GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 207 219 219 223 219 MB/s
Read 395
Write 274
Mixed 287
SusWrite 219
66% 294 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 40.1
141% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 246
184% 242 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 195 196 196 194 191 MB/s
Read 331
Write 255
Mixed 275
SusWrite 195
59% 264 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 38.8
155% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 231
172% 228 MB/s
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 186 182 194 196 185 MB/s
Read 361
Write 242
Mixed 270
SusWrite 191
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 37.1
4K Mixed 24.8
86% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 25.2
87% 191 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 76 77 76 76 77 MB/s
Read 305
Write 127
Mixed 176
SusWrite 75
38% 171 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 39
4K Mixed 26.8
94% 30.4 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 78.9
DQ Mixed 155
114% 153 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,952,926 SSDs tested.

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Typical 520 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 36,446 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $357

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