Average Bench: 95.3% (222nd of 1011)

Based on 5,633 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2KW256G8, INTEL SS DSC2KW256G8

Excellent average bench

The Intel 545s Series 256GB averaged just 4.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel 545s Series 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 196MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 545s Series 256GB is 48.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 545s Series 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 245MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 376MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,633 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 473 515
265 Write 402 469
260 Mixed 376 457
151 SusWrite 245 281
83.8% 374 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 4K Read 36.3 49.6
42.7 4K Write 79.3 111
28.4 4K Mixed 47.3 65.7
158% 54.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
73.5 DQ Read 279 309
106 DQ Write 270 352
51.2 DQ Mixed 196 250
169% 248 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
195GB free
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 268 268 270 271 270 MB/s
Read 519
Write 279
Mixed 453
SusWrite 284
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 63.2
208% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 250
209% 301 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 265 269 269 270 270 MB/s
Read 497
Write 440
Mixed 422
SusWrite 276
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 78.6
4K Mixed 53.1
172% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 358
DQ Mixed 251
212% 306 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 264 264 263 261 263 MB/s
Read 512
Write 453
Mixed 294
SusWrite 275
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 99.9
4K Mixed 50.8
173% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 201
172% 254 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 249 253 256 256 256 MB/s
Read 475
Write 442
Mixed 429
SusWrite 257
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 69.6
4K Mixed 48.9
159% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 230
200% 293 MB/s
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 254 130 268 258 258 259 MB/s
Read 494
Write 354
Mixed 294
SusWrite 238
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 69.4
4K Mixed 44.5
138% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 203
176% 262 MB/s
176GB free
Firmware: LHF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 248 268 269 269 268 269 MB/s
Read 498
Write 267
Mixed 309
SusWrite 265
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 70.2
4K Mixed 40.7
137% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 199
165% 236 MB/s
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Typical 545s Series 256GB Builds (Compare 31,729 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $602

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