Average Bench: 70.6% (581st of 1011)

more Based on 7,278 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 29.3% 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 191MB/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 37.1%. 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 153MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 194MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,278 samples)
Min Avg Max
296 Read 336 386
131 Write 194 221
185 Mixed 230 250
119 SusWrite 153 205
50.9% 228 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 28.8 39.4
24.5 4K Write 71.4 118
18.4 4K Mixed 32.7 44.4
123% 44.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
149 DQ Read 261 300
69.1 DQ Write 186 213
74.5 DQ Mixed 191 231
152% 213 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 141 159 139 111 112 MB/s
Read 355
Write 205
Mixed 237
SusWrite 137
52% 234 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 45.7
182% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 194
156% 222 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 152 166 167 173 175 MB/s
Read 359
Write 215
Mixed 228
SusWrite 164
54% 241 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 41.8
170% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 236
180% 247 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 113 153 153 116 119 MB/s
Read 306
Write 168
Mixed 232
SusWrite 131
47% 209 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 70.9
4K Mixed 38.1
137% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 153
DQ Mixed 186
149% 213 MB/s
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LE1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 221 213 192 223 226 MB/s
Read 350
Write 221
Mixed 248
SusWrite 215
58% 259 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 59.1
4K Mixed 26.2
98% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 244
187% 255 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 172 166 167 171 169 MB/s
Read 351
Write 212
Mixed 234
SusWrite 161
53% 239 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 50.3
4K Mixed 31.8
108% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 222
172% 238 MB/s
144GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 173 172 172 168 170 MB/s
Read 327
Write 202
Mixed 245
SusWrite 162
52% 234 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 49.9
4K Mixed 29.9
102% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 209
167% 236 MB/s
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 162 165 167 134 152 MB/s
Read 328
Write 198
Mixed 239
SusWrite 157
51% 230 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 54.6
4K Mixed 25.7
91% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 207
162% 225 MB/s
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Typical 520 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 2,687 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
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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