Average Bench: 70.4% (569th of 1003)


Good average bench

The Intel 520 Series 180GB averaged 29.6% 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 196MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 180GB is 34.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 520 Series 180GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 154MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 197MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 6,481 samples)
Min Avg Max
292 Read 333 382
154 Write 197 227
194 Mixed 230 251
116 SusWrite 154 212
51% 229 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 28.4 38.4
30 4K Write 70.6 115
19.3 4K Mixed 32.7 43.6
122% 43.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
172 DQ Read 269 300
140 DQ Write 190 217
76.6 DQ Mixed 196 236
155% 218 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
21GB free
Firmware: LCSi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 141 154 155 158 150 MB/s
Read 292
Write 207
Mixed 232
SusWrite 151
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 87
4K Mixed 37.8
146% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 219
171% 236 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 156 157 159 135 114 MB/s
Read 357
Write 177
Mixed 195
SusWrite 146
48% 219 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 71.5
4K Mixed 34.9
115% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 179
145% 205 MB/s
6,481 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,014,380 SSDs tested.


AmazonUS $14923 months
Send price feedback
Typical 520 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 2,124 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation 16%

System: HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $149

Popular 520 Series 180GB systems:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2019 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.


Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. Flash Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC

Added n/a ago.
1003 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
Intel Core i7-8700K $365Nvidia GTX 1070 $335Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $139Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $280Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $646SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $85SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback