Average Bench: 94.1% (247th of 1030)

Based on 7,978 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2KW256G8, INTEL SS DSC2KW256G8

Excellent average bench

The Intel 545s Series 256GB averaged just 5.9% 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 199MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 46.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 545s Series 256GB is 50%. 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 373MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,978 samples)
Min Avg Max
363 Read 468 516
259 Write 387 469
246 Mixed 373 457
145 SusWrite 245 282
82.5% 368 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.6 4K Read 36.4 49.5
41.6 4K Write 77.3 114
26.6 4K Mixed 46.4 66.2
156% 53.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
159 DQ Read 278 309
94.7 DQ Write 258 354
92.3 DQ Mixed 199 251
168% 245 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 264 267 269 260 257 MB/s
Read 518
Write 468
Mixed 460
SusWrite 273
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 67.3
220% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 211
189% 284 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 263 264 268 258 279 MB/s
Read 513
Write 468
Mixed 457
SusWrite 262
95% 425 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 61.5
200% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 184
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 67.5
99% 181 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 270 276 220 255 138 MB/s
Read 487
Write 435
Mixed 422
SusWrite 242
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 71.6
4K Mixed 49.8
159% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 212
193% 293 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 207 213 138 246 196 MB/s
Read 352
Write 345
Mixed 334
SusWrite 204
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 65.5
4K Mixed 42.4
140% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 208
163% 224 MB/s
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Typical 545s Series 256GB Builds (Compare 35,343 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $129

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $961

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