Average Bench: 62.7% (577th of 955)

more Based on 5,227 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2CW180A3, INTEL SS DSC2CW180A3, INTEL SSDSC2CW180A, INTEL SSDSC2CW18, INTEL SSDSC2BW180A3L, INTEL SSDSC2BW180A3, INTEL SSDSC2BW180A3H, INTE SSDSC2CW180A3

Above average average bench

The Intel 520 Series 180GB averaged 37.3% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 78.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 180GB is 34.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 520 Series 180GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 163MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 187MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,227 samples)
Min Avg Max
301 Read 432 491
137 Write 187 242
187 Mixed 242 307
118 SusWrite 163 239
56.7% 256 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.1 4K Read 23.7 35.6
26.4 4K Write 64.2 107
7.75 4K Mixed 17.2 38.6
92% 35 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 DQ Read 176 298
51 DQ Write 158 219
8.08 DQ Mixed 78.4 225
83% 138 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 122 121 135 124 135 MB/s
Read 320
Write 196
Mixed 248
SusWrite 125
50% 222 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 40.5
160% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 173
147% 218 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LE1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 129 130 141 148 153 MB/s
Read 331
Write 175
Mixed 249
SusWrite 138
50% 223 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 54.9
4K Mixed 40.4
137% 44.1 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 39.8
83% 172 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB3i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 146 165 170 165 168 MB/s
Read 334
Write 189
Mixed 238
SusWrite 165
52% 232 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 56.4
4K Mixed 32.9
117% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 208
167% 237 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 138 148 147 144 158 MB/s
Read 332
Write 202
Mixed 251
SusWrite 147
52% 233 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 50.3
4K Mixed 30.2
107% 36 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 204
167% 239 MB/s
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 167 147 161 219 186 MB/s
Read 329
Write 211
Mixed 218
SusWrite 168
52% 232 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 24.6
94% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 197
154% 214 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,569,776 SSDs tested.

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Typical 520 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 1,390 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $149

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