Average Bench: 71.7% (477th of 964)

more Based on 4,725 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 28.3% 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 193MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 180GB is 36.1%. 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 157MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 197MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,725 samples)
Min Avg Max
294 Read 338 385
150 Write 197 238
195 Mixed 231 259
118 SusWrite 157 231
51.4% 231 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 29.1 38.8
31.4 4K Write 73 117
21 4K Mixed 33.4 44.2
125% 45.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
142 DQ Read 265 300
121 DQ Write 190 227
34 DQ Mixed 193 248
153% 216 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LCSi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 167 151 168 165 161 MB/s
Read 318
Write 196
Mixed 241
SusWrite 158
51% 228 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 35.8
146% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 216
170% 236 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 142 155 153 152 154 MB/s
Read 290
Write 200
Mixed 222
SusWrite 153
48% 216 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 33.7
120% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 205
160% 221 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 151 155 154 152 153 MB/s
Read 316
Write 207
Mixed 224
SusWrite 154
50% 226 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 31.9
120% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 26
DQ Write 85.3
DQ Mixed 193
108% 101 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 115 109 108 120 138 MB/s
Read 318
Write 142
Mixed 178
SusWrite 117
42% 189 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 36.5
4K Mixed 25.3
86% 28.2 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 160
123% 170 MB/s
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Typical 520 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 1,453 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $149

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