Average Bench: 71.2% (636th of 1058)

more Based on 15,794 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 29.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 180GB is 33.3%. 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 152MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 197MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,794 samples)
Min Avg Max
293 Read 332 376
159 Write 197 222
203 Mixed 230 251
112 SusWrite 152 192
50.8% 228 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.7 4K Read 29.1 38.6
37.5 4K Write 72.8 112
20.6 4K Mixed 33.1 43.8
125% 45 MB/s
Min Avg Max
204 DQ Read 271 300
144 DQ Write 192 215
144 DQ Mixed 199 230
157% 220 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LCSi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 146 152 144 148 162 MB/s
Read 386
Write 186
Mixed 249
SusWrite 151
54% 243 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 44.2
159% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 236
177% 237 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 169 164 139 177 143 MB/s
Read 374
Write 215
Mixed 232
SusWrite 161
55% 245 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 62.8
4K Mixed 32.9
119% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 209
168% 239 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 119 130 131 135 130 MB/s
Read 294
Write 208
Mixed 202
SusWrite 125
46% 207 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 47.2
4K Mixed 30
103% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 177
135% 185 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LCSi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 145 155 159 149 158 MB/s
Read 299
Write 178
Mixed 221
SusWrite 152
47% 212 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 38.6
4K Mixed 17
78% 26.3 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 216
170% 237 MB/s
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Typical 520 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 50,300 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: $594

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