Average Bench: 57% (553rd of 859)

Based on 2,887 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2CT120A3, INTEL SS DSC2CT120A3, INTEL SSDSC2CT12

The Intel 330 is just under two years old and sports a Sandforce 2281 controller coupled with Intel's own 25nm MLC NAND. This combination typically produces a performance profile that struggles with incompressible data and favours reading over writing. With peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 514/138 and 414/122 the Intel 330 is unable to compete in today's market and falls over 50% short of the group leaders which manage peak sequential read/write speeds in the 500/300 MB/s region. Small file 4K peak and average speeds are better and clocked in at 32/89 and 24/63 MB/s which is 10% below the group leaders. Overall the 330 has an effective speed of 370 MB/s which makes it one of the slowest 128GB SSDs I have seen to date. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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Average average bench

The Intel 330 Series 120GB averaged 42.9% 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 Write Speed 70MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.2MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 330 Series 120GB is 27.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 330 Series 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 120MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,887 samples)
Min Avg Max
314 Read 465 513
94 Write 120 138
133 Mixed 179 210
55.2% 254 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 24.2 33.3
35 4K Write 70 111
9.11 4K Mixed 13.2 18.5
90.7% 35.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22 DQ Read 110 193
52 DQ Write 113 139
8.76 DQ Mixed 29.7 50.3
44.8% 84 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
16GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 473
Write 99.9
Mixed 182
54% 252 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 16.7
122% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 12.8
41% 90.4 MB/s
25GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 479
Write 111
Mixed 179
56% 257 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 63
4K Mixed 15.1
87% 33.5 MB/s
DQ Read 133
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 39.8
54% 99.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,838,024 SSDs tested.

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Typical 330 Series 120GB Builds (Compare 6,113 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $964

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Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. NAND Flash: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC

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