Average Bench: 71.6% (567th of 1011)


Good average bench

The Intel 520 Series 180GB averaged 28.4% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 197MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 180GB is 35.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 520 Series 180GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 158MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 198MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,107 samples)
Min Avg Max
294 Read 337 381
152 Write 198 233
201 Mixed 231 255
121 SusWrite 158 218
51.5% 231 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 29 40
32.7 4K Write 72.9 119
19.4 4K Mixed 33.2 44.8
125% 45 MB/s
Min Avg Max
160 DQ Read 267 300
112 DQ Write 189 222
76.8 DQ Mixed 197 240
156% 218 MB/s
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The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
13GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 165 125 126 98 129 MB/s
Read 389
Write 213
Mixed 232
SusWrite 131
54% 241 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 72.8
4K Mixed 37.7
137% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 207
166% 237 MB/s
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 157 159 149 136 135 MB/s
Read 370
Write 209
Mixed 250
SusWrite 146
54% 244 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 65
4K Mixed 32.2
117% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 198
150% 202 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 135 136 130 136 128 MB/s
Read 317
Write 191
Mixed 217
SusWrite 132
48% 214 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 44.4
4K Mixed 24.5
84% 29.4 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 185
146% 202 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,320,292 SSDs tested.


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Typical 520 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 2,518 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
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Desktop 35%
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Workstation 15%
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System: HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

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

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