Average Bench: 62.1% (743rd of 1040)

Based on 857 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2CW060A3, INTEL SSDSC2CW060A, INTEL SSDSC2CW06, INTE SSDSC2CW060A3, INTEL SS DSC2CW060A3

Above average average bench

The Intel 520 Series 60GB 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 92.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 60GB is 28%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel 520 Series 60GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 74.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 80.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 857 samples)
Min Avg Max
306 Read 387 440
71.2 Write 80.4 90.7
114 Mixed 126 138
59.7 SusWrite 74.1 87.6
36.3% 167 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 30.3 38.7
28.9 4K Write 65 82.3
20.8 4K Mixed 33.1 42.5
123% 42.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
57 DQ Read 118 129
66.5 DQ Write 77.9 86.1
41.2 DQ Mixed 92.7 103
70.6% 96.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 67 65 64 63 64 MB/s
Read 417
Write 78.6
Mixed 126
SusWrite 65
37% 172 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 76.3
4K Mixed 38.7
147% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 71.9
DQ Mixed 92.1
70% 97 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 74 78 80 80 81 MB/s
Read 343
Write 23.5
Mixed 128
SusWrite 78.2
31% 143 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 71.2
4K Mixed 29.3
120% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 79.7
DQ Mixed 97.3
74% 102 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 71 81 81 81 80 MB/s
Read 323
Write 71.6
Mixed 129
SusWrite 78.6
33% 151 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 67.6
4K Mixed 34.7
117% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 129
DQ Write 81.6
DQ Mixed 106
79% 106 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 35,038,246 SSDs tested.

Typical 520 Series 60GB Builds (Compare 24,219 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 520 Series 60GB systems:

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Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. Flash Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC

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