Average Bench: 38.8% (705th of 859)

Based on 1,940 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSA2CW120G3, INTEL SSDSA2BW120G3H, INTEL SS DSA2CW120G3, INTEL SSDSA2BW120G3

The Intel 320 SSD uses a proprietary Intel controller which predates Intel's adoption of Sandforce controllers for their consumer SSDs. The 320 is nearly three years old and consequently has a particularly poor performance profile. With peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 260/135 and 208/107 MB/s the 120GB Intel 320 is about half as fast as the current group leaders. Peak small file 4K read/write speeds clock in at 19/37 MB/s, again around half as fast as the current group leaders. Overall the 120GB Intel 320 has an effective speed of 214 MB/s. Although these speeds are only around half as fast as current SSDs, they are still twice as fast sequentially and 15x faster than the fastest mechanical drives. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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Poor average bench

The Intel 320 Series 120GB averaged 61.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 16.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 32.1MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 320 Series 120GB is just 13.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 320 Series 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 54.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,940 samples)
Min Avg Max
205 Read 246 261
121 Write 131 135
114 Mixed 157 173
39.2% 178 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.3 4K Read 16.9 21.2
21.6 4K Write 32.1 41.7
9.48 4K Mixed 13.2 16.3
59.6% 20.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 DQ Read 87.2 153
31.4 DQ Write 54.1 65.6
10.4 DQ Mixed 22.3 31.9
29.6% 54.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
79GB free
Firmware: 4PC10302 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 242
Write 132
Mixed 163
40% 179 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 32.9
4K Mixed 14.6
62% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 141
DQ Write 62.6
DQ Mixed 14.5
34% 72.8 MB/s
39GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 242
Write 129
Mixed 140
38% 171 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 31.4
4K Mixed 14.2
61% 21 MB/s
DQ Read 131
DQ Write 51.6
DQ Mixed 11.6
30% 64.7 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 256
Write 121
Mixed 151
39% 176 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 33.1
4K Mixed 12.3
59% 20.8 MB/s
DQ Read 19.7
DQ Write 61.8
DQ Mixed 12.9
18% 31.4 MB/s
11GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 244
Write 120
Mixed 151
38% 171 MB/s
4K Read 9.75
4K Write 18.3
4K Mixed 7.04
34% 11.7 MB/s
DQ Read 15.3
DQ Write 24.4
DQ Mixed 6.69
9% 15.5 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,210

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