Average Bench: 41.1% (866th of 1003)

more Based on 7,181 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 58.8% 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 56.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 18.8MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 320 Series 160GB is 22.5%. 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 68.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 136MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,181 samples)
Min Avg Max
138 Read 221 257
112 Write 154 169
114 Mixed 148 163
78.2 SusWrite 136 168
36.9% 165 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.6 4K Read 15.9 20.8
17.6 4K Write 30.7 41.2
10.2 4K Mixed 18.8 23.8
64.3% 21.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 DQ Read 115 140
41.4 DQ Write 68.2 94.6
20 DQ Mixed 56.9 72.1
51.6% 79.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC1LE04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 162 164 157 159 156 MB/s
Read 232
Write 160
Mixed 151
SusWrite 159
39% 176 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 33.3
4K Mixed 20.4
69% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 69.5
DQ Mixed 63.6
58% 89.9 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 154 159 163 165 166 MB/s
Read 241
Write 167
Mixed 158
SusWrite 160
41% 182 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 33.9
4K Mixed 18.9
68% 23.3 MB/s
DQ Read 135
DQ Write 71.4
DQ Mixed 65.9
59% 90.9 MB/s
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC1LE04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 158 158 156 154 154 MB/s
Read 222
Write 162
Mixed 154
SusWrite 157
39% 174 MB/s
4K Read 16.1
4K Write 33.1
4K Mixed 20.8
69% 23.3 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 77.2
DQ Mixed 64
59% 92.9 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10302
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 137 142 144 140 144 MB/s
Read 239
Write 165
Mixed 161
SusWrite 143
40% 177 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 31.3
4K Mixed 20.2
67% 22.6 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 69.5
DQ Mixed 64
58% 90.6 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 137 146 136 138 144 MB/s
Read 239
Write 166
Mixed 153
SusWrite 141
39% 175 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 32.9
4K Mixed 19.5
68% 23 MB/s
DQ Read 135
DQ Write 74.4
DQ Mixed 56.9
55% 88.9 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10302
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 160 159 163 163 163 MB/s
Read 217
Write 164
Mixed 139
SusWrite 162
38% 170 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 32.2
4K Mixed 19.5
69% 23.1 MB/s
DQ Read 19.3
DQ Write 44.9
DQ Mixed 22.7
20% 29 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 129 122 123 124 107 MB/s
Read 210
Write 167
Mixed 145
SusWrite 123
36% 161 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 33
4K Mixed 21.3
72% 24.1 MB/s
DQ Read 20.3
DQ Write 46.2
DQ Mixed 24
21% 30.2 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC1LE04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 88 75 66 80 57 MB/s
Read 143
Write 157
Mixed 152
SusWrite 82.6
30% 134 MB/s
4K Read 13.8
4K Write 27.6
4K Mixed 12.2
51% 17.9 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 71.7
DQ Mixed 71.4
62% 93.4 MB/s
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Typical 320 Series 160GB Builds (Compare 3,209 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: HP EliteBook 8460p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $241

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