Average Bench: 41.8% (904th of 1040)

more Based on 10,335 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 58.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 16.2MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 320 Series 160GB is 21.3%. 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 70MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 137MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,335 samples)
Min Avg Max
157 Read 225 258
82.7 Write 151 169
120 Mixed 149 164
83.5 SusWrite 137 167
37% 166 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.97 4K Read 16.2 21.1
17 4K Write 30.9 41.9
11.5 4K Mixed 19.1 24.1
65.4% 22.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 DQ Read 119 140
41.6 DQ Write 70 95.9
22 DQ Mixed 58.6 72.5
53.3% 82.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 169 169 166 164 164 MB/s
Read 259
Write 170
Mixed 164
SusWrite 167
42% 190 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 38.7
4K Mixed 23.9
83% 27.8 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 91.4
DQ Mixed 73.6
66% 102 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC1LE04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 138 141 139 143 148 MB/s
Read 245
Write 163
Mixed 156
SusWrite 139
39% 176 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 34.5
4K Mixed 21.5
74% 25 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 79.9
DQ Mixed 68.9
62% 95.7 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: 4PC10302
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 150 150 150 150 148 MB/s
Read 200
Write 136
Mixed 139
SusWrite 149
35% 156 MB/s
4K Read 12.5
4K Write 28.1
4K Mixed 17.2
56% 19.3 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 66.8
DQ Mixed 62.5
57% 88.9 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC1LE04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 144 155 139 141 144 MB/s
Read 210
Write 151
Mixed 149
SusWrite 144
37% 163 MB/s
4K Read 8.6
4K Write 14.6
4K Mixed 15.2
40% 12.8 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 67.2
DQ Mixed 64
58% 88.9 MB/s
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 125 112 89 95 97 MB/s
Read 216
Write 160
Mixed 152
SusWrite 105
35% 158 MB/s
4K Read 10.1
4K Write 33.4
4K Mixed 12.1
48% 18.5 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 69.4
DQ Mixed 64.3
58% 90.5 MB/s
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 109 112 108 105 105 MB/s
Read 221
Write 108
Mixed 147
SusWrite 106
32% 145 MB/s
4K Read 12.8
4K Write 20.5
4K Mixed 13.4
47% 15.6 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 62.5
DQ Mixed 62.8
55% 83.1 MB/s
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 158 158 158 158 157 MB/s
Read 195
Write 159
Mixed 137
SusWrite 157
36% 162 MB/s
4K Read 12
4K Write 19.8
4K Mixed 13.3
46% 15 MB/s
DQ Read 17.9
DQ Write 40.8
DQ Mixed 19.9
18% 26.2 MB/s
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Typical 320 Series 160GB Builds (Compare 1,694 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: 34% - Below average Total price: $362

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Controller: Intel. Flash Memory: Intel 25nm MLC

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Excellent

2 months ago.

in 8 seconds fully boot windows 10


Good

13 months ago.

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


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