Average Bench: 61.6% (769th of 1058)

Based on 978 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2CW060A3, INTEL SSDSC2CW060A, INTEL SSDSC2CW06, INTE SSDSC2CW060A3, INTEL SS DSC2CW060A3

Above average average bench

The Intel 520 Series 60GB averaged 38.3% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.9MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 93.2MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 520 Series 60GB is 29.2%. 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 73.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 79.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 978 samples)
Min Avg Max
304 Read 386 440
70.3 Write 79.2 90.2
114 Mixed 126 138
59.9 SusWrite 73.8 87.6
36.2% 166 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 29.9 38.3
19.2 4K Write 64.6 82.9
19.6 4K Mixed 32.7 42.1
121% 42.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
63.8 DQ Read 119 129
66.9 DQ Write 78.2 85.5
41.4 DQ Mixed 93.2 103
71% 96.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
22GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 80 83 79 78 81 MB/s
Read 408
Write 87.4
Mixed 129
SusWrite 79.7
38% 176 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 70.6
4K Mixed 35.3
132% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 130
DQ Write 87.8
DQ Mixed 104
79% 107 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 76 76 79 77 MB/s
Read 360
Write 82.2
Mixed 123
SusWrite 76.5
35% 160 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 73.9
4K Mixed 34.4
131% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 84
DQ Mixed 102
77% 105 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 87 91 91 90 92 MB/s
Read 485
Write 87.6
Mixed 143
SusWrite 89.1
44% 201 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 48.5
4K Mixed 29.7
107% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 90.4
DQ Mixed 104
81% 112 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,260,479 SSDs tested.

Typical 520 Series 60GB Builds (Compare 2,020 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5537

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $393

Popular 520 Series 60GB systems:

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