Average Bench: 78.4% (513th of 1072)

more Based on 12,595 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 21.5% 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 36.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 240GB is 37.8%. 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 195MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 243MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,595 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 373 425
174 Write 243 287
213 Mixed 264 295
135 SusWrite 195 257
60% 269 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 4K Read 30.3 39.3
33.8 4K Write 75.4 115
21.5 4K Mixed 36.1 47
132% 47.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
203 DQ Read 278 305
134 DQ Write 218 257
150 DQ Mixed 233 263
179% 243 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
66GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 200 204 207 203 199 MB/s
Read 418
Write 279
Mixed 295
SusWrite 198
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 47.1
174% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 256
197% 270 MB/s
218GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 220 222 221 214 223 MB/s
Read 375
Write 277
Mixed 290
SusWrite 218
65% 290 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 42
167% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 248
195% 270 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 208 207 221 231 194 MB/s
Read 418
Write 282
Mixed 281
SusWrite 208
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 41.5
146% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 249
192% 263 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: LE1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 214 216 220 233 288 MB/s
Read 441
Write 280
Mixed 274
SusWrite 228
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 59.3
4K Mixed 36.8
128% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 260
195% 262 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 199 194 192 180 185 MB/s
Read 410
Write 243
Mixed 249
SusWrite 192
61% 274 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 64.3
4K Mixed 35.6
125% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 262
196% 263 MB/s
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 125 120 138 147 138 MB/s
Read 333
Write 179
Mixed 240
SusWrite 133
49% 221 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 37.2
132% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 190
154% 221 MB/s
95GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 189 192 177 176 168 MB/s
Read 370
Write 239
Mixed 266
SusWrite 178
59% 264 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 46.3
4K Mixed 30
104% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 244
188% 259 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $436

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