Average Bench: 36.1% (963rd of 1058)

Based on 1,355 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSA2M120G2GC, INTEL SSDSA2M120

Poor average bench

The Intel X25-M 120GB averaged 63.9% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 60.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 17.5MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel X25-M 120GB is 22.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel X25-M 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 79MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 97.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,355 samples)
Min Avg Max
150 Read 228 254
56.3 Write 97.2 115
38.3 Mixed 101 141
33.7 SusWrite 79 111
27.9% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.58 4K Read 17.5 22.4
13.1 4K Write 38.8 64.7
7 4K Mixed 9.98 11.7
59.9% 22.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.9 DQ Read 139 178
32.4 DQ Write 76.2 94.6
10.7 DQ Mixed 60.2 84.7
57.4% 91.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2CV102HD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 84 82 81 82 84 MB/s
Read 164
Write 90.4
Mixed 112
SusWrite 82.5
25% 112 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 45.9
4K Mixed 8.3
63% 24.3 MB/s
DQ Read 22.3
DQ Write 54
DQ Mixed 11.1
16% 29.1 MB/s
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2CV1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 30 30 29 38 37 MB/s
Read 202
Write 18
Mixed 24.9
SusWrite 31.5
15% 69.1 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 6.7
4K Mixed 7.4
46% 11.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,020,705 SSDs tested.

Typical X25-M 120GB Builds (Compare 40,826 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 64%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $297

Popular X25-M 120GB systems:

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