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/$)
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC120GMDF-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 59.99 2.00
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC120GCDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 69.99 1.71
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL120GB-DX SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 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
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MX MKNSSDCR120GB-MX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 89.99 1.33
OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 89.99 1.33
SanDisk Ultra SDSSDH-120G-G25 SATA 3 Gb/s 120 90.00 1.33
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 90.99 1.32
Kingston SSDNow KC100 Series SKC100S3/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 94.99 1.26
Kingston HyperX SH100S3/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 99.99 1.20
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 106.88 1.12
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe MKNSSDCR120GB-DX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 107.95 1.11
PNY Prevail SSD9SC120GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 108.65 1.10
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 109.99 1.09
Kingston SSDNow V+200 KW-S2120-4B SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 119.99 1.00
G.SKILL Phoenix III FM-25S3-120GBP3 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 124.99 0.96
Super Talent TeraNova FTM12N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 2 125.58 0.96
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW120A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 127.00 0.94
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW120A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 130.00 0.92
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC120GEDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 132.70 0.90
Corsair Reactor Series CSSD-R120GB2-BRKT JMicron JMF612 SATA 3 Gb/s + USB 128 120 2 139.99 0.86
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC120GEDE-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 142.99 0.84
Corsair Neutron Series GTX CSSD-N120GBGTX-BK LAMD LM87800 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 143.81 0.83
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2BW120G301 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 120 3 164.99 0.73
OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX120G Indilinx Barefoot SATA 3 Gb/s 64 120 2 167.60 0.72
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 169.95 0.71
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3B5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 172.00 0.70
OCZ Vertex Plus R2 VTXPLR2-25SAT2-120GB Indilinx Barefoot 2 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 120 3 179.99 0.67
SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-120G-G25 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 199.95 0.60
OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 202.60 0.59
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 120 3 202.70 0.59
Intel 330 Series SSDSC2CT120A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 226.45 0.53
Patriot Mac Series XT PAXT120GS25SSDR SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 229.90 0.52
OCZ Vertex Plus OCZSSD2-1VTXPL120G Indilinx Barefoot SATA 3 Gb/s 64 120 3 237.70 0.50
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 246.59 0.49
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 259.00 0.46
Intel 510 Series SSDSC2MH120A2K5 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 259.90 0.46
Verbatim 47378 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 259.95 0.46
Kingston SSDNow V+200 SVP200S3B/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 299.00 0.40
Patriot Wildfire PW120GS25SSDR SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 329.95 0.36
OCZ Core Series V2 OCZSSD2-2C120G SATA 3 Gb/s + Mini USB 120 2 330.49 0.36
Kingston HyperX SH100S3B/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 349.95 0.34
OCZ Apex Series OCZSSD2-1APX120G SATA 3 Gb/s 120 2 396.67 0.30
Transcend TS120GSSD25D-M SATA 3 Gb/s 120 447.99 0.27
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

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