Average Bench: 57% - 534th / 836

Based on 1,768 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 43.0% 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 71.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.2MB/s
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Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 330 Series 120GB is 26.6%. 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 1,768 samples)
Min Avg Max
314 Read 461 512
96.7 Write 120 138
139 Mixed 180 208
55% 254 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.6 4K Read 24.2 33.7
32.5 4K Write 71.6 112
8.88 4K Mixed 13 18
91.3% 36.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.9 DQ Read 110 193
46.2 DQ Write 112 137
8.6 DQ Mixed 30.5 49.8
45% 83.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
112GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 135
Mixed 207
61% 282 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 17.6
115% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 51.1
66% 120 MB/s
3GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 480
Write 115
Mixed 185
56% 260 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 66.4
4K Mixed 13.7
95% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 194
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 45.9
66% 124 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 396
Write 93.9
Mixed 136
45% 209 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 15.3
112% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 36.6
54% 101 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 350
Write 122
Mixed 176
47% 216 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 39.4
4K Mixed 10.6
64% 23.1 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 96.1
DQ Mixed 11.1
41% 92.5 MB/s

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Typical 330 Series 120GB Builds (Compare 3,581 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX - $21

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $865

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

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