Average Bench: 68.5% (616th of 1010)

Based on 3,545 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2CT180A3, INTEL SS DSC2CT180A3

Above average average bench

The Intel 330 Series 180GB averaged 31.5% 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 168MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 330 Series 180GB is 34.6%. 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 130MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 170MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,545 samples)
Min Avg Max
294 Read 343 393
113 Write 170 194
157 Mixed 207 221
98.4 SusWrite 130 173
47.2% 213 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 27.5 35.4
15.2 4K Write 78.6 118
19 4K Mixed 31.1 39.4
123% 45.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
129 DQ Read 253 296
51 DQ Write 162 188
54.8 DQ Mixed 168 205
136% 194 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
20GB free
Firmware: 300i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 149 143 155 147 149 MB/s
Read 344
Write 182
Mixed 212
SusWrite 144
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 39
161% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 181
149% 215 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: 300i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 118 100 105 92 115 MB/s
Read 339
Write 190
Mixed 220
SusWrite 109
48% 214 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 40.6
165% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 197
157% 224 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 300i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 116 134 123 118 117 MB/s
Read 376
Write 179
Mixed 221
SusWrite 123
50% 225 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 94.2
4K Mixed 35.3
148% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 197
157% 223 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 300i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 134 125 125 125 117 MB/s
Read 350
Write 191
Mixed 212
SusWrite 122
49% 219 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 82.1
4K Mixed 36.1
139% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 184
151% 220 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: 300i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 195 193 203 183 188 MB/s
Read 360
Write 203
Mixed 204
SusWrite 185
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 40.6
4K Mixed 22.4
82% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 105
94% 142 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,541,890 SSDs tested.

Typical 330 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 45,105 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $390

Popular 330 Series 180GB systems:

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