Average Bench: 81.1% (413th of 1018)

Based on 962 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDSC2KW010X6

Very good average bench

The Intel 540s Series 1TB averaged just 18.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel 540s Series 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 190MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 540s Series 1TB is 40.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 540s Series 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 171MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 336MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 962 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 445 490
240 Write 387 450
188 Mixed 336 384
127 SusWrite 171 211
74.9% 335 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.2 4K Read 25.4 30.3
39.5 4K Write 85.9 120
24.4 4K Mixed 38 47.2
133% 49.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.5 DQ Read 258 296
97.5 DQ Write 268 328
39.1 DQ Mixed 190 237
163% 239 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
194GB free
Firmware: LSBG200
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 124 114 124 183 114 MB/s
Read 481
Write 420
Mixed 365
SusWrite 168
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 45.3
161% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 125
142% 241 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: LSBG200
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 330 184 113 113 114 MB/s
Read 455
Write 436
Mixed 366
SusWrite 200
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 43.1
156% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 116
126% 205 MB/s
465GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 118 111 138 122 158 MB/s
Read 495
Write 441
Mixed 368
SusWrite 144
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 46.3
162% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 56.1
69% 123 MB/s
435GB free
Firmware: LSBG200
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 125 188 151 114 115 MB/s
Read 417
Write 405
Mixed 320
SusWrite 175
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 66.5
4K Mixed 35.3
117% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 238
196% 278 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: LSF036C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 143 132 132 137 113 MB/s
Read 407
Write 362
Mixed 276
SusWrite 167
68% 303 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 69
4K Mixed 33.8
111% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 222
186% 268 MB/s
775GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSF036C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 207 218 111 115 113 MB/s
Read 463
Write 431
Mixed 346
SusWrite 194
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 70
4K Mixed 36.9
121% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 26.6
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 36.9
48% 82.3 MB/s
508GB free
Firmware: LSF042C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 113 114 119 116 149 MB/s
Read 453
Write 399
Mixed 348
SusWrite 141
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 43.5
4K Mixed 27
89% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 228
176% 242 MB/s
684GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSF042C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 133 129 114 101 129 MB/s
Read 361
Write 284
Mixed 291
SusWrite 124
59% 265 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 33.3
4K Mixed 26.3
88% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 55.6
DQ Mixed 116
91% 129 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,903,410 SSDs tested.

Typical 540s Series 1TB Builds (Compare 38,079 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $976

Popular 540s Series 1TB compatible motherboards:

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