Average Bench: 68.3% (679th of 1058)

Based on 5,317 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2CT180A3, INTEL SS DSC2CT180A3

Above average average bench

The Intel 330 Series 180GB averaged 31.7% 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 174MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 330 Series 180GB is 30.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 330 Series 180GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 133MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 173MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,317 samples)
Min Avg Max
299 Read 349 398
128 Write 173 202
182 Mixed 208 222
99 SusWrite 133 185
47.9% 216 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 4K Read 27.6 34.9
21.3 4K Write 74.6 112
20.1 4K Mixed 30.8 38.8
121% 44.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
169 DQ Read 259 296
83.6 DQ Write 164 189
69 DQ Mixed 174 205
140% 199 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
50GB free
Firmware: 300i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 160 141 141 127 132 MB/s
Read 382
Write 208
Mixed 215
SusWrite 138
52% 236 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 96.5
4K Mixed 38.5
153% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 150
131% 199 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 300i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 119 149 150 148 147 MB/s
Read 347
Write 182
Mixed 215
SusWrite 145
49% 222 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 68.7
4K Mixed 31.5
115% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 196
157% 222 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: 300i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 143 143 148 149 136 MB/s
Read 356
Write 179
Mixed 210
SusWrite 141
49% 222 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 46.7
4K Mixed 28.1
97% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 187
146% 202 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 300i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 114 110 113 103 102 MB/s
Read 348
Write 174
Mixed 214
SusWrite 111
47% 212 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 22.5
114% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 28.7
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 34.6
38% 59.7 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: 0114
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 144 142 144 144 146 MB/s
Read 289
Write 188
Mixed 201
SusWrite 144
46% 206 MB/s
4K Read 11.5
4K Write 20.6
4K Mixed 13.7
46% 15.3 MB/s
DQ Read 66.1
DQ Write 56.4
DQ Mixed 12.4
23% 45 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,498,523 SSDs tested.

Typical 330 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 44,080 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $297

Popular 330 Series 180GB systems:

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