Average Bench: 92.8% (285th of 1058)

Based on 13,541 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2KW256G8, INTEL SS DSC2KW256G8

Excellent average bench

The Intel 545s Series 256GB averaged just 7.1% 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 46.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 545s Series 256GB is 49.2%. 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 231MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 371MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,541 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 467 515
265 Write 390 467
244 Mixed 371 456
132 SusWrite 231 281
81.7% 365 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 4K Read 36 48.4
34.2 4K Write 76.7 111
24.3 4K Mixed 46.1 65.6
154% 52.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
165 DQ Read 278 308
103 DQ Write 259 355
88.4 DQ Mixed 196 251
167% 244 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 264 260 259 262 262 MB/s
Read 491
Write 382
Mixed 421
SusWrite 253
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 79
4K Mixed 46.2
166% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 248
195% 271 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 272 272 269 271 272 MB/s
Read 508
Write 410
Mixed 294
SusWrite 271
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 42.4
148% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 206
175% 256 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 259 261 260 259 258 262 MB/s
Read 501
Write 263
Mixed 281
SusWrite 260
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 79
4K Mixed 43.6
148% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 205
174% 255 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 316 259 265 263 265 267 MB/s
Read 456
Write 310
Mixed 417
SusWrite 272
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 50.3
4K Mixed 34.5
114% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 251
207% 294 MB/s
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 204 250 128 98 69 MB/s
Read 338
Write 279
Mixed 296
SusWrite 168
61% 270 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 64.8
4K Mixed 44
141% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 243
201% 288 MB/s
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 227 167 135 123 114 MB/s
Read 436
Write 298
Mixed 268
SusWrite 160
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 39.1
125% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 228
186% 265 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 266 265 267 265 267 MB/s
Read 449
Write 393
Mixed 404
SusWrite 275
86% 380 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 33.8
4K Mixed 29.1
94% 29.4 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 249
204% 290 MB/s
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Typical 545s Series 256GB Builds (Compare 94,188 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,074

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