Average Bench: 70.7% (632nd of 1057)

more Based on 11,669 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 29.2% 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 198MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 180GB is 36%. 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 154MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 196MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,669 samples)
Min Avg Max
293 Read 339 392
135 Write 196 227
176 Mixed 229 252
113 SusWrite 154 213
51.2% 230 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 28.9 38.8
25 4K Write 70 109
18.8 4K Mixed 32.6 43.2
123% 43.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
170 DQ Read 267 300
106 DQ Write 188 217
79 DQ Mixed 198 233
156% 218 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
25GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 165 158 164 155 125 MB/s
Read 340
Write 219
Mixed 228
SusWrite 152
52% 234 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 45.3
182% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 225
175% 243 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LCSi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 155 162 157 140 151 MB/s
Read 370
Write 188
Mixed 255
SusWrite 156
54% 242 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 42.2
160% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 207
161% 222 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LCSi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 145 160 133 166 154 MB/s
Read 330
Write 178
Mixed 222
SusWrite 153
49% 221 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 59.8
4K Mixed 31.2
110% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 193
145% 196 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB3i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 134 143 137 151 141 MB/s
Read 307
Write 200
Mixed 246
SusWrite 141
50% 223 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 27.5
98% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 202
165% 237 MB/s
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Typical 520 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 1,496 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: 4% - Terrible Total price: $200

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