Average Bench: 56.8% (553rd of 853)

Based on 2,499 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 43.2% 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 70.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.9MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 330 Series 120GB is 26.4%. 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. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 179MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,499 samples)
Min Avg Max
312 Read 459 512
94 Write 120 140
135 Mixed 179 207
54.8% 253 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.7 4K Read 23.9 33
32.5 4K Write 70.1 112
8.82 4K Mixed 13.1 18.2
90.2% 35.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 DQ Read 113 192
54 DQ Write 112 138
8.75 DQ Mixed 31 50.3
45.8% 85.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
51GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 124
Mixed 199
60% 277 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 17.9
107% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 171
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 43.2
62% 116 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 115
Mixed 188
58% 267 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 68.2
4K Mixed 16.1
92% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 184
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 44.8
64% 119 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 495
Write 118
Mixed 206
59% 273 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 26.4
4K Mixed 12.7
61% 19.8 MB/s
DQ Read 119
DQ Write 95.5
DQ Mixed 45.3
51% 86.7 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $260

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,200

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

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