Average Bench: 45.4% (837th of 1003)

Based on 263 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSA2BW600G3, INTEL SSDSA2CW600G3

Below average average bench

The Intel 320 Series 600GB averaged 54.6% 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 Read Speed 16.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 17.1MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 320 Series 600GB is just 18%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 320 Series 600GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 63MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 263 samples)
Min Avg Max
194 Read 245 263
168 Write 203 221
131 Mixed 198 234
101 SusWrite 184 216
46.6% 207 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.71 4K Read 16.7 20.8
18 4K Write 32.3 41
9.06 4K Mixed 17.1 25.7
64.2% 22 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.2 DQ Read 110 155
29.1 DQ Write 63 87.4
10.1 DQ Mixed 43.1 81
43.7% 72.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
473GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 222 223 223 214 214 MB/s
Read 253
Write 219
Mixed 195
SusWrite 220
50% 222 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 39.6
4K Mixed 26.7
88% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 141
DQ Write 98.8
DQ Mixed 83.3
72% 108 MB/s
473GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 224 223 223 214 214 MB/s
Read 246
Write 214
Mixed 190
SusWrite 220
49% 218 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 37.4
4K Mixed 26
84% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 82.9
DQ Mixed 75.2
66% 99.1 MB/s
473GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 223 224 223 215 214 MB/s
Read 244
Write 213
Mixed 193
SusWrite 220
49% 218 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 37.2
4K Mixed 25.5
82% 27.5 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 81.1
DQ Mixed 75.6
66% 98.7 MB/s
224GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 220 220 220 210 212 MB/s
Read 246
Write 214
Mixed 187
SusWrite 216
49% 216 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 35.9
4K Mixed 24
79% 26.5 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 78.3
DQ Mixed 75.8
65% 97.5 MB/s
559GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 213 224 222 214 213 MB/s
Read 242
Write 218
Mixed 192
SusWrite 214
49% 216 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 36.4
4K Mixed 23.8
77% 26 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 96.8
DQ Mixed 80.3
70% 105 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 215 218 215 205 204 MB/s
Read 248
Write 213
Mixed 192
SusWrite 212
49% 216 MB/s
4K Read 14.8
4K Write 24.9
4K Mixed 18.4
59% 19.4 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 67.7
DQ Mixed 73.3
62% 93.1 MB/s
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Typical 320 Series 600GB Builds (Compare 2,079 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
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Motherboard: Dell Studio XPS 8100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $502

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