Average Bench: 57.9% (538th of 863)

Based on 3,059 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 42.0% 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 74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 330 Series 120GB is 25.9%. 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 109MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,059 samples)
Min Avg Max
313 Read 467 512
93.3 Write 120 138
134 Mixed 179 207
55.3% 255 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.3 4K Read 24.7 33.8
37.7 4K Write 74 114
8.85 4K Mixed 13.3 18.7
93.7% 37.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 DQ Read 109 193
57.9 DQ Write 115 137
8.72 DQ Mixed 30.2 50.6
45.3% 84.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
53GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 123
Mixed 197
60% 277 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 17.9
123% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 190
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 45.8
65% 121 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 477
Write 128
Mixed 195
58% 267 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 14.7
112% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 195
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 43.8
65% 123 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 491
Write 108
Mixed 197
58% 266 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 51.3
4K Mixed 13.1
80% 29.4 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 9.09
42% 96.4 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 373
Write 116
Mixed 188
49% 226 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 49.8
4K Mixed 10.1
80% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 42.2
61% 113 MB/s
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Typical 330 Series 120GB Builds (Compare 5,129 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $776

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

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