Average Bench: 45.7% (846th of 1011)

Based on 289 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSA2BW600G3, INTEL SSDSA2CW600G3

Below average average bench

The Intel 320 Series 600GB averaged 54.3% 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 Random Read Speed 16.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 17.5MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 320 Series 600GB is just 18.2%. 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 64.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 289 samples)
Min Avg Max
194 Read 244 263
168 Write 203 221
136 Mixed 196 233
117 SusWrite 186 216
46.6% 207 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.9 4K Read 16.8 20.9
18.1 4K Write 32.4 41.5
9.16 4K Mixed 17.5 25.8
65.1% 22.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.8 DQ Read 112 155
29.5 DQ Write 64.3 91.4
10.4 DQ Mixed 45.9 81.2
45.5% 74.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
94GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 203 206 208 200 197 MB/s
Read 248
Write 208
Mixed 189
SusWrite 202
48% 212 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 41.5
4K Mixed 26.6
88% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 80.1
DQ Mixed 77.5
66% 98.7 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 176 193 199 189 189 MB/s
Read 252
Write 216
Mixed 193
SusWrite 188
48% 212 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 41.5
4K Mixed 26.1
87% 29.5 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 97.9
DQ Mixed 85.1
73% 108 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 205 217 220 201 195 MB/s
Read 236
Write 192
Mixed 148
SusWrite 208
44% 196 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 40.9
4K Mixed 23.4
80% 27.7 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 91.4
DQ Mixed 79.7
69% 104 MB/s
494GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 192 204 195 201 200 MB/s
Read 244
Write 213
Mixed 190
SusWrite 196
47% 211 MB/s
4K Read 16.5
4K Write 28.1
4K Mixed 20.3
66% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 78.9
DQ Mixed 79.4
67% 98.4 MB/s
491GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 156 192 194 194 189 MB/s
Read 212
Write 203
Mixed 177
SusWrite 185
44% 194 MB/s
4K Read 11.9
4K Write 28.6
4K Mixed 17.6
56% 19.4 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 68.9
DQ Mixed 75.5
64% 94.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,663,864 SSDs tested.

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Typical 320 Series 600GB Builds (Compare 10,822 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC Mate(MS-7850) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $898

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