Average Bench: 36.3% (962nd of 1059)

Based on 1,606 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSA2M120G2GC, INTEL SSDSA2M120

Poor average bench

The Intel X25-M 120GB averaged 63.7% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 60.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 17.8MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel X25-M 120GB is 22.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel X25-M 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 79.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 96.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,606 samples)
Min Avg Max
149 Read 227 254
51 Write 96.6 115
38.4 Mixed 102 141
34.5 SusWrite 79.7 111
27.9% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.42 4K Read 17.8 22.5
13.1 4K Write 39.5 65
6.95 4K Mixed 9.95 11.7
60.6% 22.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.9 DQ Read 140 177
33.9 DQ Write 76.8 94.8
10.6 DQ Mixed 60.6 84.7
57.9% 92.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
74GB free
Firmware: 2CV102M3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 112 109 114 112 114 MB/s
Read 245
Write 114
Mixed 138
SusWrite 111
34% 152 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 63.6
4K Mixed 11.6
81% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 84.4
DQ Mixed 84
74% 113 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: 2CV102M3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 101 110 110 104 111 MB/s
Read 240
Write 110
Mixed 138
SusWrite 107
33% 149 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 61
4K Mixed 11.4
80% 31.4 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 91.7
DQ Mixed 84.9
75% 115 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: 2CV102M3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 104 112 107 112 112 MB/s
Read 211
Write 109
Mixed 128
SusWrite 107
31% 139 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 52.1
4K Mixed 9.5
67% 26.5 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 91
DQ Mixed 82.8
75% 116 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2CV102HD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 69 72 51 51 63 MB/s
Read 232
Write 97
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 61.9
26% 118 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 35
4K Mixed 10.6
62% 21.9 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 54.4
DQ Mixed 62.7
56% 88.3 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: 2CV102M3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 108 108 109 109 113 MB/s
Read 189
Write 95.2
Mixed 106
SusWrite 107
28% 124 MB/s
4K Read 12.7
4K Write 45.7
4K Mixed 8.3
54% 22.2 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 91.1
DQ Mixed 82.9
75% 115 MB/s
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2CV102M3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 58 48 38 40 39 MB/s
Read 184
Write 85.7
Mixed 64.7
SusWrite 45.5
21% 95.1 MB/s
4K Read 14.7
4K Write 17.6
4K Mixed 7.1
41% 13.1 MB/s
DQ Read 19.8
DQ Write 21.5
DQ Mixed 11.3
11% 17.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 59,024,487 SSDs tested.

Typical X25-M 120GB Builds (Compare 14,047 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $297

Popular X25-M 120GB systems:

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