Average Bench: 62% (780th of 1074)

Based on 1,135 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2CW060A3, INTEL SSDSC2CW060A, INTEL SSDSC2CW06, INTE SSDSC2CW060A3, INTEL SS DSC2CW060A3

Above average average bench

The Intel 520 Series 60GB averaged 38.0% 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 Random Read Speed 29.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 93.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 60GB is 27.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 520 Series 60GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 73.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 79.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,135 samples)
Min Avg Max
305 Read 386 439
70.1 Write 79.1 91.2
114 Mixed 126 141
60.2 SusWrite 73.9 87.7
36.1% 166 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 4K Read 29.8 38.3
33.7 4K Write 65.7 83.2
20.8 4K Mixed 33.1 42
122% 42.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
63.3 DQ Read 118 129
68.7 DQ Write 78.7 86.6
50.5 DQ Mixed 93.7 104
71.2% 97 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
25GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 77 75 73 71 73 MB/s
Read 411
Write 80.3
Mixed 128
SusWrite 73.7
38% 173 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 83.3
4K Mixed 40.9
153% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 83.5
DQ Mixed 102
77% 104 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 79 79 80 81 81 MB/s
Read 426
Write 81.5
Mixed 136
SusWrite 79.8
39% 181 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 59.8
4K Mixed 34.6
125% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 129
DQ Write 85
DQ Mixed 101
77% 105 MB/s
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 78 76 80 73 72 MB/s
Read 364
Write 81.9
Mixed 127
SusWrite 75.6
35% 162 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 58.9
4K Mixed 31.5
113% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 78.4
DQ Mixed 96.4
74% 101 MB/s
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 67 66 68 68 72 MB/s
Read 371
Write 79.3
Mixed 129
SusWrite 68.1
35% 162 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 44
4K Mixed 30.6
102% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 76.5
DQ Mixed 93.6
72% 99.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,945,109 SSDs tested

Typical 520 Series 60GB Builds (Compare 24,385 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

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

Popular 520 Series 60GB systems:

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