Average Bench: 70.6% (638th of 1058)

Based on 3,587 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDSC2BW180A4

Good average bench

The Intel 530 Series 180GB averaged 29.3% 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 124MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 530 Series 180GB is 26.5%. 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 188MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,587 samples)
Min Avg Max
290 Read 317 348
139 Write 188 216
184 Mixed 223 238
109 SusWrite 151 183
49% 220 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.8 4K Read 29.7 35.4
36.6 4K Write 75.8 105
22.1 4K Mixed 33.5 40.6
128% 46.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
170 DQ Read 253 279
106 DQ Write 176 208
84.3 DQ Mixed 124 143
117% 184 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
99GB free
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 187 189 191 194 189 MB/s
Read 319
Write 209
Mixed 232
SusWrite 185
53% 236 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 35.6
149% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 141
132% 207 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 167 191 188 194 185 MB/s
Read 323
Write 203
Mixed 230
SusWrite 186
53% 235 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 36.9
146% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 135
130% 207 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,301,724 SSDs tested.

Typical 530 Series 180GB Builds (Compare 41,259 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 65%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $297

Popular 530 Series 180GB systems:

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Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. Memory: Intel Synchronous 20nm MLC

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