Average Bench: 71.5% (642nd of 1074)

more Based on 14,258 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 28.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 199MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 180GB is 33.7%. 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 156MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 199MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,258 samples)
Min Avg Max
293 Read 337 387
149 Write 199 234
201 Mixed 231 253
114 SusWrite 156 221
51.4% 231 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 28.9 38.6
33.9 4K Write 72.9 113
20.1 4K Mixed 33.2 43.7
125% 45 MB/s
Min Avg Max
207 DQ Read 269 300
139 DQ Write 191 219
123 DQ Mixed 199 236
157% 220 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
135GB free
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 164 157 168 171 176 MB/s
Read 357
Write 218
Mixed 231
SusWrite 166
54% 243 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 77.1
4K Mixed 34.4
134% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 228
176% 243 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 119 117 116 168 170 MB/s
Read 296
Write 205
Mixed 211
SusWrite 135
47% 212 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 34
146% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 211
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 176
139% 193 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LCSi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 138 127 130 135 143 MB/s
Read 294
Write 204
Mixed 218
SusWrite 136
48% 213 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 36.3
138% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 159
131% 188 MB/s
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB3i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 115 119 119 116 116 MB/s
Read 300
Write 192
Mixed 221
SusWrite 118
46% 208 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 48.1
4K Mixed 26.6
90% 31.5 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 193
147% 199 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 116 140 160 158 183 MB/s
Read 296
Write 193
Mixed 221
SusWrite 148
48% 214 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 21.2
83% 29.5 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 187
146% 203 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB3i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 105 103 104 113 98 MB/s
Read 294
Write 172
Mixed 174
SusWrite 104
41% 186 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 67.7
4K Mixed 26.6
97% 37.4 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 163
123% 163 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $430

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