Average Bench: 53.2% (856th of 1058)

Based on 1,830 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2MH120A2, INTEL SSDSC2MH12

Average average bench

The Intel 510 Series 120GB averaged 46.8% 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 Random Read Speed 18.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 21.6MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 510 Series 120GB is just 15.6%. 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 59.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 79.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,830 samples)
Min Avg Max
298 Read 368 405
168 Write 191 201
187 Mixed 216 233
154 SusWrite 186 201
53.5% 240 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.2 4K Read 18.6 21.8
26 4K Write 41.1 53.5
15.6 4K Mixed 21.6 25.8
77.7% 27.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
47.2 DQ Read 79.7 84.6
47.2 DQ Write 59.4 62.5
25.6 DQ Mixed 57.5 61.3
46.2% 65.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
102GB free
Firmware: PPG4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 193 195 197 199 198 MB/s
Read 386
Write 193
Mixed 221
SusWrite 194
55% 249 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 37.8
4K Mixed 21.4
76% 26 MB/s
DQ Read 83.5
DQ Write 60.7
DQ Mixed 60.2
48% 68.1 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: PPG4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 195 200 203 205 203 MB/s
Read 322
Write 200
Mixed 215
SusWrite 199
52% 234 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 23.3
82% 28.4 MB/s
DQ Read 83
DQ Write 61.9
DQ Mixed 61.9
49% 68.9 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PPG4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 188 186 187 194 194 MB/s
Read 395
Write 190
Mixed 215
SusWrite 186
55% 246 MB/s
4K Read 16
4K Write 30.9
4K Mixed 17.7
63% 21.5 MB/s
DQ Read 83.5
DQ Write 61.8
DQ Mixed 60.1
48% 68.5 MB/s
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PPG2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 159 163 153 154 158 MB/s
Read 322
Write 142
Mixed 200
SusWrite 154
46% 205 MB/s
4K Read 16
4K Write 32.1
4K Mixed 17.9
64% 22 MB/s
DQ Read 63.8
DQ Write 55
DQ Mixed 53.1
42% 57.3 MB/s
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PPG4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 168 165 167 162 159 MB/s
Read 331
Write 164
Mixed 181
SusWrite 162
46% 209 MB/s
4K Read 14.2
4K Write 30.9
4K Mixed 16.2
59% 20.4 MB/s
DQ Read 83.8
DQ Write 61.3
DQ Mixed 60.4
48% 68.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,297,425 SSDs tested.

Typical 510 Series 120GB Builds (Compare 2,930 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO - $390

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,465

Popular 510 Series 120GB compatible motherboards:

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