Average Bench: 53.6% (799th of 1012)

Based on 1,242 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2MH120A2, INTEL SSDSC2MH12

Average average bench

The Intel 510 Series 120GB averaged 46.4% 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 Random Read Speed 18.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 21.8MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 510 Series 120GB is just 16%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 510 Series 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 59.5MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 79.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,242 samples)
Min Avg Max
304 Read 370 405
169 Write 192 202
189 Mixed 216 231
128 SusWrite 187 202
53.6% 241 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.7 4K Read 18.7 22
28.4 4K Write 42.2 53.9
16.7 4K Mixed 21.8 26.2
78.6% 27.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.2 DQ Read 79.3 85.9
45.5 DQ Write 59.5 62.6
24.8 DQ Mixed 56.9 61.3
45.9% 65.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
16GB free
Firmware: PPG4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 196 196 197 197 177 MB/s
Read 396
Write 195
Mixed 227
SusWrite 193
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 47.3
4K Mixed 24
86% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 84.9
DQ Write 61
DQ Mixed 60.9
49% 68.9 MB/s
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PPG4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 197 196 196 198 198 MB/s
Read 409
Write 199
Mixed 211
SusWrite 188
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 47.4
4K Mixed 22.7
83% 29.8 MB/s
DQ Read 82.4
DQ Write 61.1
DQ Mixed 59.6
48% 67.7 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PPG4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 199 200 202 202 166 MB/s
Read 383
Write 201
Mixed 224
SusWrite 186
55% 249 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 43.6
4K Mixed 23
82% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 83.8
DQ Write 62.6
DQ Mixed 61.2
49% 69.2 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PPG4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 193 192 193 194 194 MB/s
Read 352
Write 185
Mixed 203
SusWrite 193
52% 233 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 45.3
4K Mixed 21
82% 28.9 MB/s
DQ Read 84.1
DQ Write 61
DQ Mixed 60.1
48% 68.4 MB/s
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PPG4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 196 197 198 197 194 MB/s
Read 379
Write 194
Mixed 224
SusWrite 196
55% 248 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 36.4
4K Mixed 19.6
70% 24.4 MB/s
DQ Read 83.6
DQ Write 60.7
DQ Mixed 59.9
48% 68.1 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PPG2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 197 184 198 200 188 MB/s
Read 382
Write 201
Mixed 223
SusWrite 194
56% 250 MB/s
4K Read 15.7
4K Write 29.3
4K Mixed 17.9
62% 21 MB/s
DQ Read 83.6
DQ Write 62.3
DQ Mixed 59.9
48% 68.6 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PPG4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 195 197 200 200 183 MB/s
Read 364
Write 198
Mixed 219
SusWrite 195
54% 244 MB/s
4K Read 16.5
4K Write 31.9
4K Mixed 19.1
66% 22.5 MB/s
DQ Read 22.9
DQ Write 62.3
DQ Mixed 61.2
41% 48.8 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: PPG4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 87 88 88 87 87 MB/s
Read 416
Write 83.2
Mixed 130
SusWrite 87.5
39% 179 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 6.8
43% 10.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,943,684 SSDs tested.

Typical 510 Series 120GB Builds (Compare 47,801 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $391

Popular 510 Series 120GB systems:

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