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Intel 520 Series 240GB (boxed)
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Intel 520 Series 240GB (boxed)

SSDSC2CW240A3K5, SSD, 240 GB, 0 rpm, Serial ATA 600, SandForce SF-2281, 550 MB/s, 520 MB/s, 2.5 inch

Intel 520 Series 240GB (boxed)
Disc type
SSD
Quoted capacity
240 GB
Rotation speed
0 rpm

2 prices

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£205.99
Average
£205.99

Hardware.Info reviews 2 reviews


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8 February 2013 - 14:58
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26 June 2012 - 05:59
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Intel 520 Series 240GB (boxed) specifications

General
  Brand Intel
  Product name 520 Series 240GB (boxed)
  Product code SSDSC2CW240A3K5, SSDSC2CW240A3B5
  EAN code 0735858221924, 0675901110532, 5032037016797, 5032037025614, 0675901110495
  Tested on Tuesday 24 January 2012
  Price per gigabyte £0.858 / GB

Specifications Search for products based on specifications
  Disc type SSD
  Quoted capacity 240 GB
  Rotation speed 0 rpm
  Interface Serial ATA 600

SSD controller

SSD controller SandForce SF-2281
  Power connector SATA
  Measured capacity 223.6 GB
  Native Command Queuing Ja

TRIM support

TRIM support Ja
  Flash memory type Multi-level cell
  Flash chip brand Intel
  Transistor size flash chips 25 nm
  Warranty 5 year(s)

Performance Search for products based on specifications
  Read (sequentially) 550 MB/s
  Write (sequentially) 520 MB/s
  Read (4k random) 85,000 IOps
  Write (4k random) 70,000 IOps

Physical specifications Search for products based on specifications
  Form factor 2.5 inch

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Intel 520 Series 240GB (boxed) test results

Benchmarks (Intel H67/Z77 SATA600, Windows 7 x64) Show charts of test results
  Firmware during test 400i

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Minimum 368 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Maximum 398.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Average 375.2 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Access Time 0.118 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Minimum 187.3 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Maximum 400.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Average 309.8 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Access Time 0.144 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 512 B - Operations/s 8,949 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 4 kB - Operations/s 8,375 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 64 kB - Operations/s 4,235 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 1 MB - Operations/s 483 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 512 B - Operations/s 7,027 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 4 kB - Operations/s 22,595 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 64 kB - Operations/s 6,130 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 1 MB - Operations/s 473 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Read - QD 4 - 4 kB - Average speed 132.7 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Read - QD 4 - 64 kB - Average speed 439.7 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Read - QD 4 - 1 MB - Average speed 552.8 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Write - QD 4 - 4 kB - Average speed 218.2 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Write - QD 4 - 64 kB - Average speed 507.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Write - QD 4 - 1 MB - Average speed 526.3 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Total score 778

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read score 304

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write score 320

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - Sequential 493.06 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - 4K blocks 23.7 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - 4K blocks - 64 Threads 231.21 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - Access time 0.126 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write - Sequential 282.36 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write - 4K blocks 61.76 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Wrtte - 4K blocks - 64 Threads 230.18 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write - Access time 0.2 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  IOMeter - Random 4k reads (QD: 32) 43,915 IOps

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  IOMeter - Random 4k writes (QD: 32) 83,746 IOps

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.


Real world (trace) benchmarks (Intel H67/Z77 SATA600, Win 7 x64) Show charts of test results
  PCMark Vantage - HDD total score 64,476

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Defender 309.8 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - HDD gaming 275.9 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Photo Gallery 377.9 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Vista Startup 315.3 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Movie Maker 268.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Media Center 408.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Media Player 217.8 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Application Loading 272.2 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Average score (all tests) 305.77 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Storage Total score 5,395

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Windows Defender 5.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Importing pictures 30.4 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Video editing 23.4 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Windows Media Center 8.3 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Adding music 1.4 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Starting applications 56.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Gaming 17.0 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.


Test results (Noise / Power consumption) Show charts of test results
  Power consumption Desktop (idle) 1.212 W

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Power consumption Desktop (active) 2.1 W

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

Intel 520 Series 240GB (boxed) reviews 2 reviews


52 128 GB & 256 GB SSDs tested and compared

8 February 2013 - 14:58
The SSD market has seen a lot of change in recent months, both with price drops and the introduction of new and faster high-end SSDs. We put 52 current SSDs side-by-side so you can find out what's the best and what's the cheapest.

48 SATA 600 SSDs round-up

26 June 2012 - 05:59
A state-of-the-art fast PC or laptop deserves an SSD. The past few months many new ones have been released, and we've determined that 120/128 GB and 240/256 GB versions are the most popular. Hardware.Info extensively tested 48 recent SSDs in those ca...


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