Average Bench: 35.7% (968th of 1058)

Based on 7,060 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSA2M160G2GC, INTEL SSDSA2M160, INTEL SSDSA2M160G2LE, INTEL SSDSA2M160G2HP, INTEL SSDSA2M160G2GN

Poor average bench

The Intel X25-M 160GB averaged 64.3% 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 65.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 17MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel X25-M 160GB is 22.2%. 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 93.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,060 samples)
Min Avg Max
129 Read 222 253
47.8 Write 93.9 107
43.7 Mixed 104 139
38.4 SusWrite 79.3 104
27.6% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
7.94 4K Read 17 22.6
12 4K Write 39.7 65.5
6.9 4K Mixed 10 12
59.5% 22.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.4 DQ Read 141 184
39.7 DQ Write 73.9 89.9
11.6 DQ Mixed 65.4 88.7
59.8% 93.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
32GB free
Firmware: 2CV102HA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 100 105 102 105 85 MB/s
Read 255
Write 106
Mixed 134
SusWrite 96.2
33% 148 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 70.8
4K Mixed 12.3
94% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 87.8
DQ Mixed 84.6
73% 109 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 2CV102HD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 99 104 102 102 103 MB/s
Read 233
Write 102
Mixed 133
SusWrite 102
32% 142 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 67.4
4K Mixed 10.2
82% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 89
DQ Mixed 83.7
73% 109 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 2CV102HD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 95 98 96 98 93 MB/s
Read 245
Write 97.4
Mixed 135
SusWrite 96.4
32% 143 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 48.6
4K Mixed 10.9
68% 26.1 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 85.9
DQ Mixed 81.4
71% 106 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2CV102HD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 96 101 98 99 98 MB/s
Read 237
Write 87.8
Mixed 136
SusWrite 98.9
31% 140 MB/s
4K Read 15.4
4K Write 50
4K Mixed 10.8
64% 25.4 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 89.6
DQ Mixed 83.6
72% 109 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2CV102HA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 97 100 102 100 102 MB/s
Read 224
Write 101
Mixed 129
SusWrite 98.9
31% 138 MB/s
4K Read 15.8
4K Write 56.1
4K Mixed 9.3
66% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 88.6
DQ Mixed 77.4
68% 102 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2CV102HA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 99 96 102 100 101 MB/s
Read 235
Write 102
Mixed 130
SusWrite 98.3
31% 141 MB/s
4K Read 15.4
4K Write 50.6
4K Mixed 9.9
63% 25.3 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 88.3
DQ Mixed 80
70% 106 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2CV102M3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 61 52 45 47 39 MB/s
Read 44.3
Write 103
Mixed 80
SusWrite 49.4
16% 69.2 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 38.2
4K Mixed 9.5
60% 22.1 MB/s
DQ Read 169
DQ Write 66.4
DQ Mixed 36.6
48% 90.6 MB/s
77GB free
Firmware: 2CV102HA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 38 43 39 52 52 MB/s
Read 222
Write 100
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 46
24% 109 MB/s
4K Read 14.8
4K Write 21.6
4K Mixed 10.8
48% 15.7 MB/s
DQ Read 22
DQ Write 34
DQ Mixed 12.2
14% 22.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,295,247 SSDs tested.

Typical X25-M 160GB Builds (Compare 41,244 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

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

Popular X25-M 160GB systems:

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