Average Bench: 72% (614th of 1058)

Based on 5,064 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDSC2BW120H6

Good average bench

The Intel 535 Series 120GB averaged 27.9% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 121MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 535 Series 120GB is 33.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 535 Series 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 141MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 186MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,064 samples)
Min Avg Max
299 Read 369 432
134 Write 186 217
177 Mixed 223 249
83 SusWrite 141 177
51% 230 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 28.8 36.5
36.9 4K Write 78.8 109
21.3 4K Mixed 35.8 44.7
131% 47.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
103 DQ Read 194 217
114 DQ Write 178 211
63.8 DQ Mixed 121 144
108% 164 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 178 182 186 176 177 MB/s
Read 402
Write 192
Mixed 258
SusWrite 177
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 40.6
152% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 143
123% 181 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 173 172 176 176 170 MB/s
Read 370
Write 209
Mixed 221
SusWrite 172
54% 243 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 38.2
144% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 117
112% 175 MB/s
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 131 136 146 166 171 MB/s
Read 400
Write 166
Mixed 195
SusWrite 152
50% 228 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 79.8
4K Mixed 38.6
136% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 125
108% 160 MB/s
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 122 137 120 105 132 MB/s
Read 392
Write 185
Mixed 225
SusWrite 126
51% 232 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 38.6
132% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 122
106% 156 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 51,173,048 SSDs tested.


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Typical 535 Series 120GB Builds (Compare 24,012 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 60%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $926

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5 months ago.

These drives are absolute garbage. I had a dozen of them installed in machines to upgrade them, and after a few years, they all died one by one. I have never again bought an intel SSD after this fiasco. I am writing this just as the last of the drives I had died in a seldom used notebook. These are just garbage. If you want drives that last, just get a Samsung, EVO as a budget, and Pro if you can fork it out and be done with it.

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