Average Bench: 71% (653rd of 1074)

Based on 4,011 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDSC2BW180A4

Good average bench

The Intel 530 Series 180GB averaged 28.9% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 123MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.9MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 530 Series 180GB is 24.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 530 Series 180GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 151MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 190MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,011 samples)
Min Avg Max
289 Read 317 347
142 Write 190 216
188 Mixed 223 239
111 SusWrite 151 183
49.1% 220 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.5 4K Read 29.9 35.7
38.5 4K Write 77.5 108
23.5 4K Mixed 33.5 40.5
129% 47 MB/s
Min Avg Max
195 DQ Read 254 279
122 DQ Write 178 209
83.1 DQ Mixed 123 143
117% 185 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
52GB free
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 160 155 152 160 164 MB/s
Read 337
Write 215
Mixed 233
SusWrite 155
52% 235 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 71.4
4K Mixed 35.8
132% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 131
117% 179 MB/s
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 125 82 137 139 123 MB/s
Read 307
Write 188
Mixed 212
SusWrite 125
46% 208 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 36.1
137% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 134
121% 188 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,996,079 SSDs tested

Typical 530 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 24,406 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 61%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $297

Popular 530 Series 180GB systems:

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