Average Bench: 60.1% (742nd of 1016)

Based on 688 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2CW060A3, INTEL SSDSC2CW060A, INTEL SSDSC2CW06, INTE SSDSC2CW060A3, INTEL SS DSC2CW060A3

Above average average bench

The Intel 520 Series 60GB averaged 39.8% 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 Random Read Speed 29.7MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 81.4MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 60GB is 29%. 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 73.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 79.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 688 samples)
Min Avg Max
306 Read 388 456
68.4 Write 79.6 89.9
105 Mixed 125 138
58.9 SusWrite 73.6 86.2
36.3% 167 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 4K Read 29.7 38.5
28.5 4K Write 63.9 82
12.5 4K Mixed 30.1 42.3
117% 41.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.5 DQ Read 111 129
63.9 DQ Write 76.5 85.5
14.4 DQ Mixed 81.4 103
64.1% 89.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 70 71 70 66 68 MB/s
Read 409
Write 77
Mixed 129
SusWrite 69.5
37% 171 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 81.1
4K Mixed 43.6
156% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 130
DQ Write 74.6
DQ Mixed 101
76% 102 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 70 72 75 74 74 MB/s
Read 413
Write 78.9
Mixed 130
SusWrite 72.9
38% 174 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 73.9
4K Mixed 36.4
136% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 80.8
DQ Mixed 101
76% 103 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 73 75 69 74 75 MB/s
Read 382
Write 77.9
Mixed 124
SusWrite 73.5
36% 164 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 30.1
110% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 77.8
DQ Mixed 92.4
72% 99 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 64 59 71 74 73 MB/s
Read 344
Write 74.2
Mixed 114
SusWrite 67.2
33% 150 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 64.3
4K Mixed 27.3
111% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 63.5
DQ Mixed 86.2
66% 92.4 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 75 77 78 78 MB/s
Read 319
Write 88.5
Mixed 121
SusWrite 76.4
33% 151 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 38.9
4K Mixed 30.7
98% 31.6 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 68.2
DQ Mixed 89.8
69% 95.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,546,694 SSDs tested.

Typical 520 Series 60GB Builds (Compare 50,689 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $345

Popular 520 Series 60GB systems:

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