Average Bench: 41.4% (889th of 1026)

more Based on 9,975 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 58.6% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 58.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 15.9MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 320 Series 160GB is 20.7%. 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 69MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 138MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,975 samples)
Min Avg Max
153 Read 222 256
116 Write 154 169
117 Mixed 149 163
87.3 SusWrite 138 167
37.1% 166 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9 4K Read 15.9 20.7
16.7 4K Write 30.3 41
11 4K Mixed 18.7 23.6
64% 21.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 DQ Read 119 139
41.6 DQ Write 69 95.3
21.6 DQ Mixed 58.9 72
53.3% 82.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 140 149 125 165 158 MB/s
Read 230
Write 156
Mixed 156
SusWrite 144
38% 171 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 33.3
4K Mixed 20.4
70% 23.7 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 73.2
DQ Mixed 62.8
58% 91.2 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 143 144 138 141 142 MB/s
Read 238
Write 153
Mixed 153
SusWrite 142
38% 172 MB/s
4K Read 12.1
4K Write 23.7
4K Mixed 15.9
51% 17.2 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 67.7
DQ Mixed 63.1
57% 89.2 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 151 157 159 162 162 MB/s
Read 220
Write 160
Mixed 155
SusWrite 154
39% 172 MB/s
4K Read 8.8
4K Write 26.8
4K Mixed 11.5
42% 15.7 MB/s
DQ Read 133
DQ Write 68.2
DQ Mixed 61.1
56% 87.5 MB/s
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10302
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 98 75 54 57 71 MB/s
Read 165
Write 158
Mixed 138
SusWrite 81.6
30% 136 MB/s
4K Read 12.7
4K Write 20
4K Mixed 15.1
49% 15.9 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 62.2
DQ Mixed 59.3
55% 86.7 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC1LE04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 104 93 73 76 57 MB/s
Read 72.5
Write 160
Mixed 131
SusWrite 83.1
25% 112 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 30.4
4K Mixed 19.2
68% 22.5 MB/s
DQ Read 18.8
DQ Write 37.4
DQ Mixed 15.4
15% 23.9 MB/s
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Typical 320 Series 160GB Builds (Compare 4,614 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 47%
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Workstation
Workstation 29%
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System: HP EliteBook 8460p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $362

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Controller: Intel. Flash Memory: Intel 25nm MLC

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Good

5 months ago.

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


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