Average Bench: 71.9% (586th of 1030)

Based on 2,280 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDSC2BW180A4

Good average bench

The Intel 530 Series 180GB averaged 28.0% 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 125MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.2MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 530 Series 180GB is 26.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 530 Series 180GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 153MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 191MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,280 samples)
Min Avg Max
289 Read 317 350
139 Write 191 218
196 Mixed 225 240
112 SusWrite 153 182
49.4% 222 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.2 4K Read 30.2 36.2
38.6 4K Write 80.1 116
24.5 4K Mixed 34.2 40.8
132% 48.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
191 DQ Read 257 279
108 DQ Write 175 210
97.9 DQ Mixed 125 144
118% 186 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
46GB free
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 163 154 155 155 159 MB/s
Read 312
Write 210
Mixed 230
SusWrite 159
51% 228 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 38.4
161% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 126
124% 200 MB/s
165GB free
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 145 158 163 165 157 MB/s
Read 306
Write 194
Mixed 237
SusWrite 154
50% 223 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 40
157% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 134
128% 203 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: DC02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 131 125 128 125 119 MB/s
Read 317
Write 208
Mixed 232
SusWrite 132
50% 222 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 36.5
157% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 131
128% 204 MB/s
139GB free
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 156 143 154 161 159 MB/s
Read 302
Write 195
Mixed 231
SusWrite 156
49% 221 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 36.9
142% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 134
127% 201 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 137 149 158 156 154 MB/s
Read 328
Write 208
Mixed 221
SusWrite 152
51% 228 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 79.1
4K Mixed 33.8
127% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 138
127% 199 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 158 138 154 158 150 MB/s
Read 318
Write 168
Mixed 213
SusWrite 154
48% 213 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 81.9
4K Mixed 29.4
114% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 119
121% 198 MB/s
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Typical 530 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 15,897 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $429

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