Average Bench: 70% (604th of 1016)

Based on 2,403 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDSC2BW180A4

Above average average bench

The Intel 530 Series 180GB averaged 30.0% 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 120MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 530 Series 180GB is 31.6%. 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 149MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 188MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,403 samples)
Min Avg Max
289 Read 315 346
136 Write 188 215
188 Mixed 222 239
103 SusWrite 149 180
48.7% 219 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 4K Read 29.2 36.6
37.9 4K Write 77.3 111
22.4 4K Mixed 33.1 41.5
128% 46.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
103 DQ Read 245 279
109 DQ Write 175 208
50.8 DQ Mixed 120 143
114% 180 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
43GB free
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 157 128 146 155 156 MB/s
Read 348
Write 190
Mixed 236
SusWrite 151
52% 231 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 39.7
158% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 134
128% 203 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 80 125 148 153 149 MB/s
Read 323
Write 197
Mixed 233
SusWrite 127
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 41.9
164% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 121
118% 191 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: DC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 172 177 187 185 193 MB/s
Read 320
Write 199
Mixed 236
SusWrite 177
52% 233 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 85.8
4K Mixed 37.2
145% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 130
116% 176 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 151 138 175 177 179 MB/s
Read 316
Write 183
Mixed 221
SusWrite 162
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 69.6
4K Mixed 33.2
126% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 139
131% 206 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,383,299 SSDs tested.

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Typical 530 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 52,366 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $590

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