Average Bench: 71.4% (607th of 1037)

more Based on 10,242 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 28.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 202MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.4MB/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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 154MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 198MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,242 samples)
Min Avg Max
293 Read 338 387
153 Write 198 222
199 Mixed 231 251
118 SusWrite 154 202
51.2% 230 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 4K Read 29.4 38.9
30.1 4K Write 71.9 115
18.3 4K Mixed 32.9 43.9
125% 44.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
201 DQ Read 271 300
145 DQ Write 191 215
160 DQ Mixed 202 231
159% 221 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
167GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 171 169 146 156 182 MB/s
Read 344
Write 218
Mixed 230
SusWrite 164
53% 239 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 41.3
164% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 225
176% 243 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 172 160 162 167 165 MB/s
Read 366
Write 216
Mixed 247
SusWrite 161
55% 248 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 94.1
4K Mixed 40.1
157% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 209
168% 239 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LCSi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 150 166 148 149 139 MB/s
Read 354
Write 193
Mixed 249
SusWrite 149
52% 236 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 90.6
4K Mixed 38.6
153% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 192
159% 231 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LCSi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 156 154 152 153 151 MB/s
Read 367
Write 217
Mixed 230
SusWrite 152
54% 241 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 39.8
147% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 211
166% 232 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 152 165 163 164 162 MB/s
Read 384
Write 202
Mixed 239
SusWrite 162
55% 247 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 46.7
4K Mixed 30.1
100% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 198
153% 211 MB/s
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Typical 520 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 824 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

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

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