Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW120A3 (120 GB)

vs Comparable 2.5" SATA Solid State Drives
BrandIntel
Family520 Series
PartSSDSC2CW120A3
Size120 GB
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed6 Gb/s
ControllerSandForce SF-2281
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Warranty5 year
SSDSC2CW120A3 Reviews1
Disk Controller Interface Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW120A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 64.99 1.85
Super Talent TeraNova FTM12N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 2 65.00 1.85
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC120GMDF-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 67.99 1.76
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL120GB-DX SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 120 3 69.99 1.71
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 69.99 1.71
A-DATA S510 AS510S3-120GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 75.99 1.58
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 79.99 1.50
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC120GCDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 84.99 1.41
G.SKILL Phoenix III FM-25S3-120GBP3 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 88.76 1.35
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC120GEDE-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 91.99 1.30
PNY Prevail SSD9SC120GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 93.99 1.28
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC120GEDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 98.49 1.22
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 101.95 1.18
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 104.99 1.14
Patriot Pyro PP120GS25SSDR SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 105.99 1.13
OCZ Vertex Plus R2 VTXPLR2-25SAT2-120GB Indilinx Barefoot 2 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 120 3 129.99 0.92
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2BW120G301 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 120 3 129.99 0.92
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 139.00 0.86
OCZ Core Series V2 OCZSSD2-2C120G SATA 3 Gb/s + Mini USB 120 2 139.49 0.86
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW120A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 144.96 0.83
Patriot Mac Series XT PAXT120GS25SSDR SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 149.99 0.80
Verbatim 47378 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 159.95 0.75
OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX120G Indilinx Barefoot SATA 3 Gb/s 64 120 2 167.60 0.72
Kingston SSDNow V+200 SVP200S3/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 168.72 0.71
Corsair Neutron Series GTX CSSD-N120GBGTX-BK LAMD LM87800 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 179.00 0.67
OCZ Vertex Plus OCZSSD2-1VTXPL120G Indilinx Barefoot SATA 3 Gb/s 64 120 3 187.70 0.64
Kingston SSDNow V+200 SVP200S3B/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 199.00 0.60
OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 205.00 0.59
Intel 510 Series SSDSC2MH120A2K5 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 224.15 0.54
Intel 330 Series SSDSC2CT120A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 231.31 0.52
SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-120G-G25 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 239.95 0.50
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3K5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 249.99 0.48
Kingston HyperX SH100S3B/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 257.11 0.47
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 260.69 0.46
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MX MKNSSDCR120GB-MX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 264.59 0.45
Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N120GB3-BK LAMD LM87800 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 282.59 0.42
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-NB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 300.59 0.40
Patriot Wildfire PW120GS25SSDR SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 329.95 0.36
Patriot Pyro SE PPSE120GS25SSDR SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 347.89 0.34
OCZ Vertex 3 Low Profile 7mm Series VTX3LP-25SAT3-120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 349.99 0.34
Corsair Reactor Series CSSD-R120GB2-BRKT JMicron JMF612 SATA 3 Gb/s + USB 128 120 2 380.99 0.31
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 120 3 399.99 0.30
Corsair Force Series CSSD-F120GB2-BRKT SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 120 3 410.43 0.29
OCZ Apex Series OCZSSD2-1APX120G SATA 3 Gb/s 120 2 425.21 0.28
Transcend TS120GSSD25D-M SATA 3 Gb/s 120 442.30 0.27
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3B5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 453.59 0.26
Kingston SSDNow KC100 Series SKC100S3B/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 466.31 0.26
OCZ Solid 2 Series OCZSSD2-2SLD120G Indilinx Barefoot SATA 3 Gb/s 120 3 640.46 0.19
Kingston SSDNow KC100 Series SKC100S3/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 1125.23 0.11
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH120G2K5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 120 3 6999.00 0.02
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW120A3 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 0.00

Manufacturer's Specs

General
FlashIntel 25nm NAND
Unformatted Capacity234,441,648 sectors
EncryptionAES 256-bit
Performance
Compressible Random 4K ReadsUp to 25,000 IOPS
Compressible Random 4K WritesUp to 80,000 IOPS (40,000 IOPS Typ)
Compressible Sequential ReadUp to 550 MB/s
Compressible Sequential WriteUp to 500 MB/s
Incompressible Random 4K Reads (IOMeter)Up to 24,000 IOPS
Incompressible Random 4K Reads (AS-SSD)Up to 35,000 IOPS
Incompressible Random 4K Writes (IOMeter)Up to 13,000 IOPS
Incompressible Random 4K Writes (AS-SSD)Up to 42,000 IOPS
Incompressible Sequential Read (IOMeter)Up to 550 MB/s
Incompressible Sequential Read (AS-SSD)Up to 515 MB/s
Incompressible Sequential Write (IOMeter)Up to 150 MB/s
Incompressible Sequential Write (AS-SSD)Up to 170 MB/s
Latency - Read80 us (Typ)
Latency - Write85 us (Typ)
Power On to Ready2 s (Typ)
Power
Active850 mW
Idle600 mW
Reliability
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate< 1 sector in 10^16 bits read
Minimum Useful Life/Endurance Rating5 years
Insertion Cycles250 insertion/removal cycles

Intel SSDSC2CW120A3 Reviews & Benchmarks

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