Average Bench: 46% (897th of 1058)

Based on 1,774 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSA2CW300G3, INTEL SSDSA2BW300G3L, INTEL SSDSA2BW300G3H, INTEL SSDSA2CW30, INTEL SSDSA2BW300G3

Below average average bench

The Intel 320 Series 300GB averaged 53.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 21MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 320 Series 300GB is 21.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 320 Series 300GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 73.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 173MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,774 samples)
Min Avg Max
158 Read 229 259
148 Write 195 218
134 Mixed 173 189
98.8 SusWrite 175 214
43.3% 193 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10 4K Read 17 21.2
19.9 4K Write 32.6 42
13.1 4K Mixed 21 25.8
69.8% 23.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.5 DQ Read 124 140
43.7 DQ Write 73.1 96.5
24.4 DQ Mixed 65 77.1
57.3% 87.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 197 210 208 206 208 MB/s
Read 260
Write 218
Mixed 189
SusWrite 196
48% 216 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 41.8
4K Mixed 26.1
88% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 141
DQ Write 87
DQ Mixed 74.9
66% 101 MB/s
42GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 170 180 180 156 143 MB/s
Read 252
Write 215
Mixed 185
SusWrite 170
46% 206 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 42.6
4K Mixed 26
88% 30 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 93.4
DQ Mixed 78.1
69% 103 MB/s
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 163 197 195 192 202 MB/s
Read 231
Write 195
Mixed 173
SusWrite 187
44% 196 MB/s
4K Read 16.6
4K Write 29
4K Mixed 20.9
67% 22.2 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 74
DQ Mixed 71.7
62% 94.5 MB/s
25GB free
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 119 165 160 164 193 MB/s
Read 241
Write 206
Mixed 186
SusWrite 158
44% 198 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 26.9
4K Mixed 19.8
66% 21.3 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 71.2
DQ Mixed 69.3
61% 93 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: 4PC10365
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 144 126 144 175 170 MB/s
Read 149
Write 198
Mixed 145
SusWrite 158
37% 162 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 26.5
4K Mixed 20.6
64% 20.9 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 67.4
DQ Mixed 69.3
60% 90.9 MB/s
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 129 153 169 124 158 MB/s
Read 228
Write 186
Mixed 171
SusWrite 143
41% 182 MB/s
4K Read 13.5
4K Write 20.7
4K Mixed 15.6
51% 16.6 MB/s
DQ Read 135
DQ Write 66
DQ Mixed 65.8
58% 88.8 MB/s
214GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 139 145 157 175 167 MB/s
Read 190
Write 166
Mixed 148
SusWrite 158
37% 166 MB/s
4K Read 10
4K Write 16.8
4K Mixed 11.4
39% 12.7 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 61.4
DQ Mixed 70
58% 85 MB/s
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Typical 320 Series 300GB Builds (Compare 40,824 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: 38% - Below average Total price: $586

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