Average Bench: 84% (61st of 1015)

Based on 336 user benchmarks.  Model: Intel Raid 1 Volume

Very good average bench

The Intel Raid 1 Volume 950GB averaged just 16.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Raid 1 Volume 950GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.66MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 171MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Raid 1 Volume 950GB is 112%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Intel Raid 1 Volume 950GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 89.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 117MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 336 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.4 Read 171 362
51.7 Write 121 181
31.9 Mixed 89.8 164
43.3 SusWrite 117 189
91.9% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.95 2.01
0.6 4K Write 1.94 4
0.17 4K Mixed 0.66 1.3
148% 1.18 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
884GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 145 145 152 151 153 MB/s
Read 240
Write 156
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 148
107% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
229% 1.7 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 92 93 98 90 35 MB/s
Read 131
Write 34.2
Mixed 41.8
SusWrite 86.3
54% 73.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.73 MB/s
396GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 108 108 108 109 107 MB/s
Read 108
Write 105
Mixed 39.8
SusWrite 108
66% 90.1 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.13 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,469,149 HDDs tested.

Typical Raid 1 Volume 950GB Builds (Compare 6,011 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 19%
Desktop 51%
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

System: HP Z420 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $345

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