IntelSSDSC2CT120A3
SamsungMZ-7KE128BW

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. NAND Flash: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2012.

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 28,527 user samples
11,791 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 103GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 75GB free (System drive)
Poor: 50% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 693rd / 1058
16,736 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 81GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 44GB free (System drive)
Poor: 67% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 254th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
67 % 97.1 % Much faster effective speed.
+45%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
384 MB/s 470 MB/s Faster read speed.
+22%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
131 MB/s 395 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+202%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28 MB/s 31.9 MB/s Faster random read.
+14%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.2 MB/s 84.9 MB/s Faster random write.
+11%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
181 MB/s 301 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+66%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.2 MB/s 39.1 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+21%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
111 MB/s 337 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+204%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
446 MB/s 515 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+15%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
146 MB/s 481 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+229%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35.5 MB/s 37.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+6%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
110 MB/s 119 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+8%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
196 MB/s 358 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+83%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.8 MB/s 47 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+18%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
137 MB/s 476 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+247%
Market Share
Based on 45,446,051 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
5.62 % 7.6 % Much better value.
+35%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 54 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$85 Cheaper.
+15%
$100
Age
Newest
112 Months 84 Months More recent.
+25%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
200 MB/s 388 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+94%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
141 MB/s 360 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+155%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
688 Pts 1,260 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+83%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
164 MB/s 332 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+102%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
182 MB/s 332 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+82%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
128 MB/s 282 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+120%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
142 MB/s 265 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+87%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 128GB
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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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