Average Bench: 57.5% (541st of 850)

Based on 2,244 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 42.4% 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 71.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.4MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 330 Series 120GB is 25.8%. 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 2,244 samples)
Min Avg Max
318 Read 463 512
96.6 Write 120 141
137 Mixed 179 211
55.1% 254 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 24.4 33.7
35.9 4K Write 71.9 111
8.92 4K Mixed 13.3 18.6
92% 36.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.1 DQ Read 116 193
57.2 DQ Write 116 139
8.79 DQ Mixed 32.6 49.8
47.4% 88.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
34GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 452
Write 127
Mixed 199
56% 259 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 15.8
105% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 131
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 43.3
57% 102 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 475
Write 119
Mixed 168
55% 254 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 84.7
4K Mixed 9.62
94% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 132
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 9.47
41% 90.6 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 482
Write 123
Mixed 195
58% 267 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 52
4K Mixed 14.1
76% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 38.3
58% 109 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: 300i
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 431
Write 118
Mixed 182
53% 244 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 73.1
4K Mixed 10.9
83% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 134
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 47.8
60% 106 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: 300i
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 477
Write 128
Mixed 182
57% 263 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 54.7
4K Mixed 11.2
82% 30.4 MB/s
DQ Read 29.3
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 9.72
27% 54.1 MB/s
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Typical 330 Series 120GB Builds (Compare 4,743 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX - $21

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $896

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

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