Average Bench: 71.2% (633rd of 1058)

more Based on 12,229 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 28.8% 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 199MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 180GB is 38%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 520 Series 180GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 155MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 198MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,229 samples)
Min Avg Max
294 Read 336 385
165 Write 198 226
207 Mixed 231 252
118 SusWrite 155 210
51.3% 230 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 28.7 39.5
30.3 4K Write 71.5 111
19.8 4K Mixed 33.3 44.4
124% 44.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
204 DQ Read 267 300
126 DQ Write 190 216
153 DQ Mixed 199 231
157% 219 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
68GB free
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 155 163 158 160 157 MB/s
Read 400
Write 222
Mixed 232
SusWrite 155
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 41.6
166% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 229
178% 247 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,209,475 SSDs tested.

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Typical 520 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 41,126 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $597

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