Average Bench: 41.8% (898th of 1037)

more Based on 9,280 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSA2CW160G3, INTEL SSDSA2BW160G3L, INTEL SS DSA2BW160G3H, INTEL SSDSA2BW160G3, INTEL SSDSA2BW160G3H, INTEL SSDSA2BW16, INTEL SSDSA2CW16, INTEL SSDSA2BW160G3A, INTEL SS DSA2BW160G3L

Below average average bench

The Intel 320 Series 160GB averaged 58.1% 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 59.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 18.9MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 320 Series 160GB is just 19.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 320 Series 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 70MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 139MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,280 samples)
Min Avg Max
167 Read 225 257
125 Write 156 169
116 Mixed 150 163
88.9 SusWrite 139 168
37.4% 167 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.03 4K Read 16 20.9
17.6 4K Write 30.8 41.7
11.8 4K Mixed 18.9 24
64.8% 21.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 DQ Read 121 140
43.5 DQ Write 70 95.7
22.6 DQ Mixed 59.2 72.5
53.8% 83.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
69GB free
Firmware: 4PC1LE04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 168 168 165 163 163 MB/s
Read 258
Write 170
Mixed 164
SusWrite 166
42% 190 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 41.6
4K Mixed 23.9
85% 28.9 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 72.6
68% 106 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 4PC1LE04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 149 148 151 154 149 MB/s
Read 253
Write 171
Mixed 162
SusWrite 151
41% 184 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 35.9
4K Mixed 22.3
76% 25.7 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 78.9
DQ Mixed 67.8
61% 94.9 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 157 160 153 157 156 MB/s
Read 209
Write 160
Mixed 140
SusWrite 156
37% 166 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 35.1
4K Mixed 21
72% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 19.7
DQ Write 41.6
DQ Mixed 22.4
19% 27.9 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LE05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 72 92 106 86 98 MB/s
Read 244
Write 164
Mixed 120
SusWrite 90.1
34% 154 MB/s
4K Read 13.8
4K Write 28.8
4K Mixed 12.4
52% 18.3 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 66.1
DQ Mixed 58.2
52% 78.9 MB/s
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Typical 320 Series 160GB Builds (Compare 19,131 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $344

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Controller: Intel. Flash Memory: Intel 25nm MLC

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Good

9 months ago.

Really fast SSD for it's time. Still really fast now!


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