Average Bench: 71.6% (566th of 1011)

more Based on 6,896 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 194MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 180GB is 31.2%. 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 200MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,896 samples)
Min Avg Max
296 Read 340 383
167 Write 200 231
214 Mixed 233 254
119 SusWrite 156 210
51.7% 232 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 29.2 38
35.3 4K Write 71.7 113
21.2 4K Mixed 33.3 43.2
125% 44.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
114 DQ Read 265 300
154 DQ Write 193 218
70.6 DQ Mixed 194 235
154% 217 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LCSi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 234 239 230 231 230 MB/s
Read 350
Write 232
Mixed 244
SusWrite 233
59% 264 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 41.4
164% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 255
194% 262 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 159 155 159 158 163 MB/s
Read 371
Write 234
Mixed 245
SusWrite 161
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 42.5
158% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 232
178% 245 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 154 165 164 154 151 MB/s
Read 362
Write 195
Mixed 237
SusWrite 154
53% 237 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 84.8
4K Mixed 40.7
150% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 223
174% 241 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB3i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 164 169 168 169 167 MB/s
Read 347
Write 194
Mixed 244
SusWrite 167
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 83
4K Mixed 37.5
145% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 212
169% 238 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 137 150 144 142 142 MB/s
Read 338
Write 200
Mixed 224
SusWrite 144
50% 226 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 41.1
4K Mixed 25.7
89% 29.8 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 204
163% 231 MB/s
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Typical 520 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 2,341 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
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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