Average Bench: 95.3% (246th of 1040)

Based on 10,932 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2KW256G8, INTEL SS DSC2KW256G8

Excellent average bench

The Intel 545s Series 256GB averaged just 4.6% 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 202MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 545s Series 256GB is 49.1%. 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 241MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 378MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,932 samples)
Min Avg Max
363 Read 471 515
271 Write 396 467
262 Mixed 378 456
142 SusWrite 241 281
83.3% 372 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.9 4K Read 36.8 49.4
42.8 4K Write 79.2 110
28 4K Mixed 47.1 65.6
158% 54.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
211 DQ Read 286 309
169 DQ Write 276 354
125 DQ Mixed 202 251
173% 254 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 262 263 262 263 260 MB/s
Read 514
Write 461
Mixed 446
SusWrite 271
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 49.8
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 67.2
221% 76.2 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 181
169% 260 MB/s
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 259 266 265 263 267 MB/s
Read 508
Write 436
Mixed 292
SusWrite 262
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 58.8
184% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 203
185% 281 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 266 267 267 268 269 MB/s
Read 503
Write 451
Mixed 427
SusWrite 260
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 84
4K Mixed 56.7
184% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 252
209% 299 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 250 265 265 267 268 MB/s
Read 503
Write 458
Mixed 444
SusWrite 269
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 74.5
4K Mixed 51.3
167% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 249
210% 303 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 260 260 263 264 182 MB/s
Read 516
Write 363
Mixed 259
SusWrite 265
78% 350 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 45.3
157% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 203
173% 254 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 264 269 272 270 268 MB/s
Read 500
Write 444
Mixed 439
SusWrite 268
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 65.2
4K Mixed 44.8
149% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 194
167% 245 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 265 268 268 268 181 MB/s
Read 466
Write 400
Mixed 401
SusWrite 254
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 55.7
4K Mixed 37.3
128% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 246
196% 275 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 261 262 263 263 264 MB/s
Read 468
Write 288
Mixed 297
SusWrite 263
73% 329 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 59.5
4K Mixed 39.8
119% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 249
204% 288 MB/s
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Typical 545s Series 256GB Builds (Compare 54,463 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,060

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