Average Bench: 41.5% (923rd of 1058)

more Based on 11,326 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 58.5% 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 58.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 16MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 320 Series 160GB is 21.1%. 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 68.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 139MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,326 samples)
Min Avg Max
144 Read 222 256
119 Write 156 168
116 Mixed 149 163
80.7 SusWrite 139 168
37.2% 166 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.53 4K Read 16 21
17.5 4K Write 30.5 41.2
11.5 4K Mixed 18.8 23.9
64.5% 21.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 DQ Read 116 140
40.9 DQ Write 68.4 92.6
21.7 DQ Mixed 58.2 72
52.5% 80.9 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: 158 161 156 160 162 159 MB/s
Read 220
Write 154
Mixed 153
SusWrite 159
38% 172 MB/s
4K Read 15
4K Write 34.9
4K Mixed 20.5
68% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 73.7
DQ Mixed 66.5
60% 92.6 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 157 168 167 158 140 MB/s
Read 203
Write 153
Mixed 152
SusWrite 158
37% 167 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 25.8
4K Mixed 22.5
68% 21.7 MB/s
DQ Read 132
DQ Write 69.2
DQ Mixed 66.1
58% 89 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 146 140 162 167 162 MB/s
Read 188
Write 138
Mixed 127
SusWrite 150
34% 151 MB/s
4K Read 13.6
4K Write 26.2
4K Mixed 16.6
56% 18.8 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 67.1
DQ Mixed 63.6
58% 89.6 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 162 156 157 158 159 MB/s
Read 194
Write 156
Mixed 133
SusWrite 158
36% 161 MB/s
4K Read 15.2
4K Write 26.7
4K Mixed 18.8
61% 20.2 MB/s
DQ Read 18.4
DQ Write 42.5
DQ Mixed 22.5
19% 27.8 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 160 160 157 160 157 MB/s
Read 225
Write 163
Mixed 153
SusWrite 158
39% 175 MB/s
4K Read 11.3
4K Write 16
4K Mixed 12.8
42% 13.4 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 65.2
DQ Mixed 59.6
55% 87.5 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10302
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 148 136 131 139 146 MB/s
Read 151
Write 106
Mixed 132
SusWrite 139
30% 132 MB/s
4K Read 16.5
4K Write 25.5
4K Mixed 18.2
62% 20.1 MB/s
DQ Read 18.4
DQ Write 39.2
DQ Mixed 21.7
18% 26.4 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 71 101 103 89 91 MB/s
Read 187
Write 143
Mixed 122
SusWrite 83.1
30% 134 MB/s
4K Read 15.3
4K Write 28.9
4K Mixed 18.2
62% 20.8 MB/s
DQ Read 19.9
DQ Write 44.1
DQ Mixed 23.3
20% 29.1 MB/s
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Typical 320 Series 160GB Builds (Compare 2,291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 5%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
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Workstation
Workstation 5%
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System: HP EliteBook 8460p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 28% - Poor Total price: $253

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Controller: Intel. Flash Memory: Intel 25nm MLC

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Excellent

8 months ago.

in 8 seconds fully boot windows 10


Good

20 months ago.

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


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