Average Bench: 41.9% (870th of 1011)

more Based on 7,325 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 58.0% 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 58.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 19MB/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 70.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 139MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,325 samples)
Min Avg Max
170 Read 226 256
124 Write 155 168
116 Mixed 150 163
85 SusWrite 139 167
37.4% 167 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.09 4K Read 16.1 21
17.2 4K Write 31 41.6
11.9 4K Mixed 19 23.9
65.1% 22 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.9 DQ Read 120 139
43.4 DQ Write 70.4 96.2
22.1 DQ Mixed 58.7 72.5
53.5% 83.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
110GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 163 169 167 169 170 MB/s
Read 256
Write 168
Mixed 160
SusWrite 166
42% 187 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 40.9
4K Mixed 23.7
84% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 99.6
DQ Mixed 73.7
67% 104 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 147 149 147 135 145 MB/s
Read 256
Write 167
Mixed 164
SusWrite 147
41% 183 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 38.9
4K Mixed 23.8
82% 27.7 MB/s
DQ Read 135
DQ Write 79.3
DQ Mixed 71.2
63% 95.2 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 167 167 164 166 169 MB/s
Read 238
Write 167
Mixed 159
SusWrite 166
41% 182 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 33
4K Mixed 21.1
71% 23.9 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 69.1
DQ Mixed 65.1
58% 90 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 155 156 163 142 120 MB/s
Read 235
Write 163
Mixed 152
SusWrite 149
39% 175 MB/s
4K Read 11.4
4K Write 29.7
4K Mixed 15.2
52% 18.8 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 69.2
DQ Mixed 65.6
59% 90.7 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 139 105 98 107 111 MB/s
Read 206
Write 151
Mixed 149
SusWrite 116
35% 156 MB/s
4K Read 12.8
4K Write 19.4
4K Mixed 14.7
48% 15.6 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 64.9
DQ Mixed 63.5
57% 88.2 MB/s
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Typical 320 Series 160GB Builds (Compare 3,687 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

System: HP EliteBook 8460p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 29% - Poor Total price: $234

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