Average Bench: 70.6% (471st of 956)

more Based on 4,924 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2CW180A3, INTEL SS DSC2CW180A3, INTEL SSDSC2CW180A, INTEL SSDSC2CW18, INTEL SSDSC2BW180A3L, INTEL SSDSC2BW180A3, INTEL SSDSC2BW180A3H, INTE SSDSC2CW180A3

Good average bench

The Intel 520 Series 180GB averaged 29.3% 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 188MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 180GB is 37%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 520 Series 180GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 153MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 196MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,924 samples)
Min Avg Max
292 Read 336 383
153 Write 196 232
200 Mixed 230 251
112 SusWrite 153 218
51% 229 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 28.8 39
30.3 4K Write 71.6 115
19.9 4K Mixed 32.9 44.5
124% 44.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
83.6 DQ Read 260 300
91.9 DQ Write 185 215
38.5 DQ Mixed 188 230
150% 211 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LCSi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 162 147 145 145 146 MB/s
Read 354
Write 209
Mixed 254
SusWrite 150
54% 242 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 42
166% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 210
162% 221 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 169 156 173 190 162 MB/s
Read 352
Write 206
Mixed 228
SusWrite 165
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 41.3
150% 53.6 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 233
178% 244 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 163 154 153 157 152 MB/s
Read 339
Write 204
Mixed 250
SusWrite 156
53% 237 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 72.8
4K Mixed 37.3
138% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 221
171% 236 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 157 168 153 149 146 MB/s
Read 352
Write 191
Mixed 241
SusWrite 158
52% 236 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 67.3
4K Mixed 35.5
131% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 218
169% 234 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 164 159 152 152 154 MB/s
Read 340
Write 182
Mixed 244
SusWrite 157
52% 231 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 70.2
4K Mixed 34.9
124% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 200
158% 223 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB3i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 144 149 148 150 137 MB/s
Read 287
Write 199
Mixed 222
SusWrite 143
48% 213 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 30.1
106% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 225
172% 236 MB/s
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Typical 520 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 1,573 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $149

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