SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of 730 vs 520

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel 730

Reasons to consider the
Intel 730

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Significantly faster 4k random read 326.62 MB/s vs 88.59 MB/s Around 3.8x faster 4k random read
Significantly faster 4k random write 150.79 MB/s vs 81.39 MB/s More than 85% faster 4k random write
Higher capacity 480 GB vs 240 GB 2x higher capacity
Much lower 4k random read access time 0.76 ms vs 2.82 ms 3.7x lower 4k random read access time
Higher PCMark vantage score 30,253 pts vs 25,952 pts More than 15% higher PCMark vantage score
Higher AS SSD score 1,094 pts vs 742 pts More than 45% higher AS SSD score
Lower 4k random write access time 1.66 ms vs 3.08 ms More than 45% lower 4k random write access time
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 409 MB/s vs 262.98 MB/s More than 55% faster AS SSD ISO copy
Faster photoshop lens filter 53.6 s vs 55.9 s Around 5% faster photoshop lens filter
Thinner thickness 7 mm vs 10 mm More than 25% thinner thickness
Front view of Intel 520

Reasons to consider the
Intel 520

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Slightly faster 512K sequential write 486.3 MB/s vs 468.59 MB/s Around 5% faster 512K sequential write
Slightly more capacity per dollar 2 GB/$ vs 1.85 GB/$ Around 10% more capacity per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Intel 730 vs 520

4K Random Read

Intel 730
326.62 MB/s
Intel 520
88.59 MB/s

4K Random Write

Intel 730
150.79 MB/s
Intel 520
81.39 MB/s

4K Random Read Access Time

Intel 730
1.66 ms
Intel 520
3.08 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Intel 730
0.76 ms
Intel 520
2.82 ms

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