Average Bench: 71.4% (611th of 1040)

more Based on 11,787 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2CW180A3, INTEL SS DSC2CW180A3, INTEL SSDSC2CW180A, INTEL SSDSC2CW18, INTEL SSDSC2BW180A3L, INTEL SSDSC2BW180A3, INTEL SSDSC2BW180A3H, INTE SSDSC2CW180A3

Good average bench

The Intel 520 Series 180GB averaged 28.5% 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 201MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 180GB is 34%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 520 Series 180GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 155MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 199MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,787 samples)
Min Avg Max
292 Read 338 387
156 Write 199 233
205 Mixed 232 253
118 SusWrite 155 199
51.5% 231 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 29.1 38.9
30.3 4K Write 71.7 112
18.4 4K Mixed 33.3 43.6
125% 44.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
210 DQ Read 272 300
126 DQ Write 190 216
155 DQ Mixed 201 232
158% 221 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 145 153 140 152 135 MB/s
Read 348
Write 200
Mixed 245
SusWrite 147
52% 235 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 40.7
169% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 201
152% 206 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 145 168 156 167 154 MB/s
Read 349
Write 212
Mixed 224
SusWrite 161
53% 236 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 78.7
4K Mixed 38.8
144% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 227
175% 241 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: LCSi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 153 173 171 171 168 MB/s
Read 349
Write 214
Mixed 250
SusWrite 169
55% 246 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 38
141% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 222
175% 244 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 185 159 158 157 164 MB/s
Read 324
Write 221
Mixed 243
SusWrite 167
53% 239 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 79.4
4K Mixed 38.1
144% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 222
171% 236 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB3i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 157 161 192 170 163 MB/s
Read 341
Write 203
Mixed 249
SusWrite 166
54% 240 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 76
4K Mixed 35.3
134% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 223
174% 242 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LCSi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 146 163 161 163 150 MB/s
Read 342
Write 206
Mixed 226
SusWrite 159
52% 233 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 43.7
4K Mixed 30.6
100% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 225
173% 237 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 159 168 167 161 163 MB/s
Read 322
Write 201
Mixed 244
SusWrite 164
52% 233 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 40.2
4K Mixed 26.2
90% 29.8 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 221
170% 235 MB/s
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LCSi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 151 151 152 150 149 MB/s
Read 326
Write 191
Mixed 239
SusWrite 152
51% 227 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 44.2
4K Mixed 25.3
89% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 176
145% 209 MB/s
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Typical 520 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 1,196 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 3% - Terrible Total price: $300

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