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Intel 520 Series 120GB (boxed)
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Intel 520 Series 120GB (boxed)

SSDSC2CW120A3K5, SSD, 120 GB, Serial ATA 600, SandForce SF-2281, 550 MB/s, 500 MB/s, 2.5 inch
Intel 520 Series 120GB (boxed)
Disc type
SSD
Quoted capacity
120 GB
Form factor
2.5 inch

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Hardware.Info reviews 2 reviews


52 128 GB & 256 GB SSDs tested and compared

8 February 2013 - 14:58
The SSD market has seen a lot of change in recent months, both with price drops and the introduction of new and faster high-end SSDs. We put 52 current SSDs side-by-side so you can find out what's the best and what's the cheapest.

48 SATA 600 SSDs round-up

26 June 2012 - 05:59
A state-of-the-art fast PC or laptop deserves an SSD. The past few months many new ones have been released, and we've determined that 120/128 GB and 240/256 GB versions are the most popular. Hardware.Info extensively tested 48 recent SSDs in those ca...

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Intel 520 Series 120GB (boxed) specifications

General
  Brand Intel
  Product name 520 Series 120GB (boxed)
  Product code SSDSC2CW120A3K5
  EAN code 0735858222648, 0675901122122, 5032037019071
  Tested on Wednesday 4 April 2012

Specifications Search for products based on specifications
  Disc type SSD
  Quoted capacity 120 GB
  Cache 0 MB
  Interface Serial ATA 600

SSD controller

SSD controller SandForce SF-2281
  Power connector SATA
  Measured capacity 111.79 GB
  Native Command Queuing Ja

TRIM support

TRIM support Ja
  Flash memory type Multi-level cell
  Flash chip brand Intel
  Transistor size flash chips 25 nm
  Warranty 5 year(s)

Performance Search for products based on specifications
  Read (sequentially) 550 MB/s
  Write (sequentially) 500 MB/s
  Read (4k random) 85,000 IOps
  Write (4k random) 70,000 IOps

Physical characteristics Search for products based on specifications
  Form factor 2.5 inch
  Height 9.3 mm

The specifications displayed above have been carefully compiled, however Hardware.Info is not responsible for possible errors. No rights can be derived from the specifications. Hardware.Info recommends that you contact the seller about the specifications prior to making a purchase.

Intel 520 Series 120GB (boxed) test results

Benchmarks (Intel H67/Z77 SATA600, Windows 7 x64) Show charts of test results
  Firmware during test 400i

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Minimum 357 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Maximum 406.8 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Average 381.7 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Access Time 0.116 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Minimum 230.1 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Maximum 398.8 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Average 291.1 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Access Time 0.151 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 512 B - Operations/s 14,496 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 4 kB - Operations/s 6,797 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 64 kB - Operations/s 3,805 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 1 MB - Operations/s 467 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 512 B - Operations/s 16,278 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 4 kB - Operations/s 27,651 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 64 kB - Operations/s 6,142 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 1 MB - Operations/s 460 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Read - QD 4 - 4 kB - Average speed 141.7 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Read - QD 4 - 64 kB - Average speed 438.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Read - QD 4 - 1 MB - Average speed 552.8 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Write - QD 4 - 4 kB - Average speed 186.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Write - QD 4 - 64 kB - Average speed 493.9 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Write - QD 4 - 1 MB - Average speed 513.8 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Total score 570

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read score 206

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write score 264

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - Sequential 484.25 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - 4K blocks 23.66 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - 4K blocks - 64 Threads 134.35 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - Access time 0.127 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write - Sequential 178.92 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write - 4K blocks 72.7 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Wrtte - 4K blocks - 64 Threads 172.99 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write - Access time 0.206 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  IOMeter - Random 4k reads (QD: 32) 30,454 IOps

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  IOMeter - Random 4k writes (QD: 32) 80,387 IOps

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.


Real world (trace) benchmarks (Intel H67/Z77 SATA600, Win 7 x64) Show charts of test results
  PCMark Vantage - HDD total score 65,450

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Defender 306.1 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - HDD gaming 275.9 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Photo Gallery 376.7 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Vista Startup 334.7 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Movie Maker 268.9 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Media Center 412.2 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Media Player 229.3 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Application Loading 276.1 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Average score (all tests) 309.98 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Storage Total score 5,331

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Windows Defender 5.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Importing pictures 29.0 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Video editing 23.2 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Windows Media Center 8.3 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Adding music 1.4 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Starting applications 54.7 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Gaming 17.0 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.


Test results (Noise / Power consumption) Show charts of test results
  Power consumption Desktop (idle) 1.110 W

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Power consumption Desktop (active) 1.8 W

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

Intel 520 Series 120GB (boxed) reviews 2 reviews


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26 June 2012 - 05:59
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