Average Bench: 35.8% (938th of 1037)

Based on 5,857 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSA2M160G2GC, INTEL SSDSA2M160, INTEL SSDSA2M160G2LE, INTEL SSDSA2M160G2HP, INTEL SSDSA2M160G2GN

Poor average bench

The Intel X25-M 160GB averaged 64.1% 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 61.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 17.5MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel X25-M 160GB is 21.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel X25-M 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 79.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 94.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,857 samples)
Min Avg Max
144 Read 223 254
55.8 Write 94.6 107
46.7 Mixed 104 138
44.4 SusWrite 79.3 104
27.7% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9 4K Read 17.5 22.6
13.3 4K Write 39.3 66.7
6.8 4K Mixed 10.1 12.1
60.2% 22.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.9 DQ Read 135 184
34 DQ Write 72.2 89.9
11.4 DQ Mixed 61.8 88.1
57.1% 89.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2CV102HA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 102 105 103 106 102 MB/s
Read 249
Write 105
Mixed 131
SusWrite 103
32% 147 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 49.7
4K Mixed 11.5
78% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 89.7
DQ Mixed 84
73% 109 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2CV102M3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 98 105 103 104 106 MB/s
Read 244
Write 108
Mixed 139
SusWrite 103
33% 148 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 54.5
4K Mixed 11.9
75% 29 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 87.9
DQ Mixed 88.5
77% 117 MB/s
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2CV102M3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 100 101 105 101 104 MB/s
Read 244
Write 105
Mixed 132
SusWrite 102
32% 145 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 10.1
69% 27.4 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 86.9
DQ Mixed 87.3
78% 120 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2CV102HA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 76 73 57 80 71 MB/s
Read 252
Write 89.3
Mixed 80.6
SusWrite 70.7
27% 123 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 11.8
71% 25.4 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 63.8
DQ Mixed 67
61% 95.3 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2CV102M3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 95 103 101 103 101 MB/s
Read 245
Write 106
Mixed 130
SusWrite 96.4
32% 144 MB/s
4K Read 16.1
4K Write 38.7
4K Mixed 10.5
58% 21.8 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 85.8
DQ Mixed 87.3
75% 114 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2CV102HD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 98 59 59 69 67 MB/s
Read 214
Write 105
Mixed 126
SusWrite 70.6
28% 129 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 39.4
4K Mixed 10.5
61% 22.6 MB/s
DQ Read 21.2
DQ Write 68.4
DQ Mixed 12.6
19% 34.1 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2CV102M3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 79 69 59 53 70 MB/s
Read 143
Write 104
Mixed 104
SusWrite 66.1
23% 104 MB/s
4K Read 12.9
4K Write 34.6
4K Mixed 9.7
50% 19.1 MB/s
DQ Read 18.6
DQ Write 40.7
DQ Mixed 11.4
14% 23.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,583,307 SSDs tested.

Typical X25-M 160GB Builds (Compare 740 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook 8440p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $70

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