SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of 520 vs 335

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Passmark Disk Rating, PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel 520

Reasons to consider the
Intel 520

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More capacity per dollar 2 GB/$ vs 1.5 GB/$ Around 35% more capacity per dollar
Faster sequential read 550 MB/s vs 500 MB/s 10% faster sequential read
Slightly faster random read 50,000 IOPS vs 42,000 IOPS Around 20% faster random read
Front view of Intel 335

Reasons to consider the
Intel 335

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Faster 4k random write 124.08 MB/s vs 81.39 MB/s More than 50% faster 4k random write
Faster windows 7 boot-up time 9.5 s vs 11.3 s More than 15% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Higher passmark rating 4,478 pts vs 3,909 pts Around 15% higher passmark rating
Lower 4k random write access time 2.02 ms vs 3.08 ms Around 35% lower 4k random write access time
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 417.95 MB/s vs 262.98 MB/s Around 60% faster AS SSD ISO copy
Lower 4k random read access time 2.34 ms vs 2.82 ms More than 15% lower 4k random read access time

Benchmarks Real world tests of Intel 520 vs 335

4K Random Read

Intel 520
88.59 MB/s
Intel 335
107.08 MB/s

4K Random Write

Intel 520
81.39 MB/s
Intel 335
124.08 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Intel 520
11.3 s
Intel 335
9.5 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Intel 520
2.66 Watts
Intel 335
2.95 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Intel 520
3.08 ms
Intel 335
2.02 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Intel 520
2.82 ms
Intel 335
2.34 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Intel 520  vs 335 

8.0
6.0
But Intel’s strides with the 520 Series are admirable and the results excellent, so if (or when) price and performance balance out a little better in the marketplace this drive will be even more a winner than it already unquestionably is.
Intel 520

7.6
8.0
When the drive was tested with the ATTO benchmark it produced read performance of 557MB/s, and for writes a very impressive 530MB/s..
Intel 335

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
7.8 Out of 10

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