Average Bench: 38.7% (940th of 1058)

Based on 345 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDSA2BW120G3A

Poor average bench

The Intel SSDSA2BW120G3A 120GB averaged 61.2% 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 15.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 44.3MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel SSDSA2BW120G3A 120GB is just 18.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel SSDSA2BW120G3A 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 114MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 61.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 345 samples)
Min Avg Max
166 Read 235 259
116 Write 128 135
118 Mixed 144 170
71 SusWrite 114 135
34.5% 155 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.92 4K Read 15.4 20.9
16.3 4K Write 29.1 41.2
9.14 4K Mixed 15.7 23
58.9% 20.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 DQ Read 115 151
29.9 DQ Write 61.4 82
10.6 DQ Mixed 44.3 67.9
44.6% 73.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 105 103 103 94 106 MB/s
Read 227
Write 130
Mixed 127
SusWrite 99.3
32% 146 MB/s
4K Read 17.2
4K Write 30.7
4K Mixed 19.8
68% 22.6 MB/s
DQ Read 134
DQ Write 68.2
DQ Mixed 63.5
57% 88.6 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10302
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 110 112 117 119 118 MB/s
Read 236
Write 122
Mixed 129
SusWrite 112
33% 150 MB/s
4K Read 16.9
4K Write 27.9
4K Mixed 18.3
64% 21 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 63.8
DQ Mixed 61.1
56% 87 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,194,047 SSDs tested.

Typical SSDSA2BW120G3A 120GB Builds (Compare 541 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire 7750G

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $51

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