Average Bench: 71.2% (582nd of 1016)

more Based on 8,072 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 192MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 180GB is 36.1%. 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 197MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,072 samples)
Min Avg Max
296 Read 334 379
153 Write 197 232
201 Mixed 232 255
117 SusWrite 154 217
51% 229 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 4K Read 28.8 38.8
32.7 4K Write 73 114
19 4K Mixed 33.3 44.3
125% 45 MB/s
Min Avg Max
169 DQ Read 265 300
108 DQ Write 188 219
36.8 DQ Mixed 192 239
153% 215 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
151GB free
Firmware: LCSi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 167 174 166 168 167 MB/s
Read 344
Write 219
Mixed 247
SusWrite 164
54% 243 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 44.7
175% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 221
171% 236 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB3i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 161 160 169 151 165 MB/s
Read 336
Write 210
Mixed 229
SusWrite 160
52% 233 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 33.9
147% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 220
172% 239 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 127 134 134 137 134 MB/s
Read 330
Write 192
Mixed 230
SusWrite 133
49% 221 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 32
129% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 197
160% 229 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 157 167 168 173 168 MB/s
Read 290
Write 216
Mixed 230
SusWrite 164
50% 225 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 58
4K Mixed 29.9
119% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 220
172% 240 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: LE1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 173 172 164 163 157 MB/s
Read 382
Write 188
Mixed 233
SusWrite 164
54% 242 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 35.9
78% 19.1 MB/s
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Typical 520 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 2,859 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

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

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