Average Bench: 62.1% (763rd of 1058)

Based on 613 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDMCEAC120B3, INTEL SSDMCEAC120B3A

Above average average bench

The Intel 525 Series mSATA 120GB averaged 37.8% 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 138MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 525 Series mSATA 120GB is 35.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 525 Series mSATA 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 123MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 141MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 613 samples)
Min Avg Max
300 Read 370 483
116 Write 141 155
170 Mixed 194 211
95.4 SusWrite 123 138
45.8% 207 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 4K Read 26.3 37.9
21 4K Write 59.9 106
10.1 4K Mixed 27.7 42.7
107% 38 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.7 DQ Read 181 226
61.7 DQ Write 136 153
12.5 DQ Mixed 138 177
109% 152 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
45GB free
Firmware: LLLi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 136 139 127 138 136 MB/s
Read 385
Write 143
Mixed 206
SusWrite 135
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 44
170% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 174
134% 184 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LLLi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 137 137 132 132 135 MB/s
Read 361
Write 145
Mixed 202
SusWrite 135
47% 211 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 84.9
4K Mixed 39.2
150% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 168
131% 181 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LLLi
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 122 127 128 131 131 MB/s
Read 335
Write 146
Mixed 197
SusWrite 129
45% 202 MB/s
4K Read 17.6
4K Write 40
4K Mixed 18.4
71% 25.3 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 173
133% 182 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,219,063 SSDs tested.

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Typical 525 Series mSATA 120GB Builds (Compare 739 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire V3-772

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 4% - Terrible Total price: $119

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