Average Bench: 41.9% (868th of 1011)

more Based on 7,481 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 57.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 19.1MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 320 Series 160GB is 20.3%. 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 69.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 139MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,481 samples)
Min Avg Max
157 Read 225 257
121 Write 156 169
121 Mixed 150 163
82.7 SusWrite 139 167
37.4% 167 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.95 4K Read 16.2 21
17.7 4K Write 31.2 41.6
12.1 4K Mixed 19.1 24
65.5% 22.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 DQ Read 117 140
42.9 DQ Write 69.9 94.6
22.4 DQ Mixed 57.7 72.5
52.5% 81.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 146 161 163 160 156 MB/s
Read 235
Write 162
Mixed 156
SusWrite 154
40% 177 MB/s
4K Read 16.9
4K Write 40.3
4K Mixed 19.8
72% 25.7 MB/s
DQ Read 132
DQ Write 87.5
DQ Mixed 63.3
60% 94.3 MB/s
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC1LE05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 149 156 152 154 151 MB/s
Read 250
Write 165
Mixed 163
SusWrite 154
41% 183 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 29.3
4K Mixed 20.6
70% 22.7 MB/s
DQ Read 134
DQ Write 67.2
DQ Mixed 21.7
37% 74.2 MB/s
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 120 104 96 98 104 MB/s
Read 239
Write 165
Mixed 160
SusWrite 111
38% 169 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 38.3
4K Mixed 22
77% 26.4 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 88.1
DQ Mixed 63.7
61% 96.6 MB/s
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC1LE05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 87 95 73 61 85 MB/s
Read 208
Write 152
Mixed 114
SusWrite 80.9
31% 139 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 27.9
4K Mixed 18.1
62% 20.6 MB/s
DQ Read 20
DQ Write 42.6
DQ Mixed 22.5
20% 28.4 MB/s
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Typical 320 Series 160GB Builds (Compare 3,450 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

System: HP EliteBook 8460p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 23% - Poor Total price: $241

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