Average Bench: 79.9% (429th of 1011)

more Based on 8,059 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 20.0% 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 227MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 240GB is 36.7%. 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 244MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,059 samples)
Min Avg Max
304 Read 375 434
184 Write 244 281
223 Mixed 267 293
128 SusWrite 193 242
60.2% 270 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.3 4K Read 31.1 40
39.5 4K Write 80.1 119
25.2 4K Mixed 37.4 47.2
138% 49.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
158 DQ Read 272 305
138 DQ Write 219 257
47.4 DQ Mixed 227 264
175% 239 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 200 204 209 218 211 MB/s
Read 372
Write 257
Mixed 282
SusWrite 207
63% 280 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 47.6
177% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 249
192% 264 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: LE1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 192 162 231 283 242 MB/s
Read 360
Write 199
Mixed 280
SusWrite 217
59% 264 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 30.6
147% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 193
166% 247 MB/s
150GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 196 197 191 189 190 MB/s
Read 383
Write 268
Mixed 275
SusWrite 194
63% 280 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 65.4
4K Mixed 36.5
126% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 241
185% 253 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 142 141 133 135 134 MB/s
Read 314
Write 253
Mixed 256
SusWrite 142
54% 241 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 54.8
4K Mixed 26.8
95% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 214
165% 228 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 169 172 181 166 189 MB/s
Read 316
Write 186
Mixed 182
SusWrite 174
48% 215 MB/s
4K Read 11.9
4K Write 23.3
4K Mixed 18.4
54% 17.9 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 91.3
DQ Mixed 89.3
73% 106 MB/s
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Typical 520 Series 240GB Builds (Compare 47,628 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 31%
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $541

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