Average Bench: 41.9% (873rd of 1016)

more Based on 8,708 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 59.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 16.3MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 320 Series 160GB is just 19.5%. 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 70MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 137MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,708 samples)
Min Avg Max
157 Read 225 257
118 Write 154 168
121 Mixed 150 163
80.8 SusWrite 137 167
37.2% 166 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.1 4K Read 16.3 21
18.2 4K Write 31.3 41.6
11.8 4K Mixed 19.1 23.9
65.7% 22.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 DQ Read 119 140
41.6 DQ Write 70 95.1
21.1 DQ Mixed 59.1 72.7
53.5% 82.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 104 106 103 103 87 MB/s
Read 244
Write 169
Mixed 158
SusWrite 104
38% 169 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 40.9
4K Mixed 23
83% 28.2 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 89.5
DQ Mixed 70.2
64% 99.6 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LE04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 122 110 122 123 126 MB/s
Read 223
Write 143
Mixed 143
SusWrite 124
35% 158 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 39.8
4K Mixed 23.6
78% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 80
DQ Mixed 70.9
63% 96.3 MB/s
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10302
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 128 142 148 147 147 MB/s
Read 224
Write 159
Mixed 149
SusWrite 143
38% 168 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 35.8
4K Mixed 21.9
72% 24.8 MB/s
DQ Read 135
DQ Write 66.5
DQ Mixed 22.7
38% 74.7 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC1LE05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 110 122 126 126 112 MB/s
Read 241
Write 158
Mixed 155
SusWrite 120
38% 169 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 18.8
4K Mixed 15.8
57% 17.4 MB/s
DQ Read 134
DQ Write 62.6
DQ Mixed 66.6
58% 87.8 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 131 127 121 122 122 MB/s
Read 212
Write 160
Mixed 150
SusWrite 128
36% 163 MB/s
4K Read 12
4K Write 26.3
4K Mixed 16.2
53% 18.2 MB/s
DQ Read 135
DQ Write 69.7
DQ Mixed 69
60% 91.2 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC1LE05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 139 136 128 133 115 MB/s
Read 212
Write 134
Mixed 152
SusWrite 133
35% 158 MB/s
4K Read 15.1
4K Write 23.9
4K Mixed 11.3
50% 16.8 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 71.2
DQ Mixed 68.5
60% 92.2 MB/s
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC1LE04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 132 126 126 109 114 MB/s
Read 206
Write 163
Mixed 152
SusWrite 128
36% 162 MB/s
4K Read 12.2
4K Write 23.9
4K Mixed 14.5
50% 16.9 MB/s
DQ Read 132
DQ Write 66.4
DQ Mixed 71.4
60% 89.9 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 98 79 87 82 74 MB/s
Read 212
Write 160
Mixed 132
SusWrite 91.6
33% 149 MB/s
4K Read 9.5
4K Write 23.7
4K Mixed 14.8
46% 16 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 69.4
DQ Mixed 63.4
58% 89.8 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC1LE05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 86 78 89 89 103 MB/s
Read 106
Write 109
Mixed 120
SusWrite 89
24% 106 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 13.2
4K Mixed 9.1
26% 9.13 MB/s
DQ Read 109
DQ Write 54.5
DQ Mixed 64.4
52% 75.9 MB/s
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Typical 320 Series 160GB Builds (Compare 3,969 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 36%
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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Controller: Intel. Flash Memory: Intel 25nm MLC

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


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