Average Bench: 57.2% (541st of 848)

Based on 2,164 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 42.8% 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 71.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.3MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 330 Series 120GB is 26.8%. 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 119MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 179MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,164 samples)
Min Avg Max
311 Read 460 513
94.9 Write 119 140
136 Mixed 179 211
54.8% 253 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.6 4K Read 24.3 33.6
30.5 4K Write 71.8 111
8.8 4K Mixed 13.2 18.4
91.7% 36.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.9 DQ Read 112 193
55.5 DQ Write 114 139
8.4 DQ Mixed 31.2 49.6
45.9% 85.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 134
Mixed 206
61% 280 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 18.6
134% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 51.4
67% 121 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 117
Mixed 177
58% 266 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 55.3
4K Mixed 16
89% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 47.4
62% 113 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 113
Mixed 186
57% 265 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 61.4
4K Mixed 13.6
85% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 135
DQ Mixed 29.6
52% 102 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 103
Mixed 174
56% 259 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 61.1
4K Mixed 13.7
83% 32.1 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 10.4
41% 91.2 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 495
Write 127
Mixed 199
59% 274 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 35.9
4K Mixed 14.2
65% 22.8 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 44.3
59% 108 MB/s
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Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX - $21

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $898

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