Average Bench: 73.5% (601st of 1074)

Based on 5,451 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDSC2BW120H6

Good average bench

The Intel 535 Series 120GB averaged 26.4% 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 36.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 535 Series 120GB is 33%. 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 144MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 186MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,451 samples)
Min Avg Max
303 Read 372 424
122 Write 186 217
181 Mixed 224 248
86.9 SusWrite 144 179
51.4% 231 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 4K Read 29.4 35.9
43.1 4K Write 81.8 111
21.8 4K Mixed 36.6 45.2
135% 49.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
133 DQ Read 197 216
119 DQ Write 181 214
72.9 DQ Mixed 121 142
110% 166 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
75GB free
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 156 162 156 156 155 MB/s
Read 386
Write 182
Mixed 233
SusWrite 157
53% 240 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 83
4K Mixed 38.6
144% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 127
116% 177 MB/s
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 142 136 126 126 136 MB/s
Read 305
Write 166
Mixed 211
SusWrite 136
46% 205 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 82.3
4K Mixed 37.8
137% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 117
96% 138 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 153 151 159 165 161 MB/s
Read 370
Write 206
Mixed 226
SusWrite 156
53% 239 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 64.5
4K Mixed 30.4
112% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 122
116% 180 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,945,273 SSDs tested


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Gaming 68%
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Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 58%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $730

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Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. Memory: Intel 16nm MLC

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2 years 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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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $48SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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