Average Bench: 70.3% (643rd of 1058)

Based on 2,884 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDSC2BW180A4

Good average bench

The Intel 530 Series 180GB averaged 29.7% 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 123MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.4MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 530 Series 180GB is 26.2%. 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 150MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 183MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,884 samples)
Min Avg Max
289 Read 315 346
120 Write 183 215
180 Mixed 222 239
105 SusWrite 150 176
48.5% 217 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.4 4K Read 29.4 35.5
39.3 4K Write 75.6 105
22.5 4K Mixed 33.3 40.6
127% 46.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
176 DQ Read 254 279
105 DQ Write 176 208
84.3 DQ Mixed 123 142
117% 184 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 150 153 134 141 158 MB/s
Read 329
Write 214
Mixed 230
SusWrite 146
51% 230 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 38.1
151% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 73.9
90% 162 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 166 173 171 154 139 MB/s
Read 313
Write 195
Mixed 220
SusWrite 156
49% 221 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 50.5
4K Mixed 30.4
114% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 145
119% 175 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 177 156 135 167 186 MB/s
Read 306
Write 218
Mixed 212
SusWrite 163
50% 225 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 47.3
4K Mixed 27.9
95% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 138
129% 201 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 153 174 176 191 176 MB/s
Read 290
Write 195
Mixed 224
SusWrite 170
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 49.3
4K Mixed 25.2
98% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 107
105% 169 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,899,322 SSDs tested.

 Prices

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Typical 530 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 33,393 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $543

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