Average Bench: 95.2% (215th of 1003)

Based on 4,555 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2KW256G8, INTEL SS DSC2KW256G8

Excellent average bench

The Intel 545s Series 256GB averaged just 4.8% 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 198MB/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 247MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 376MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,555 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 471 515
267 Write 395 466
259 Mixed 376 454
158 SusWrite 247 282
83.4% 372 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.8 4K Read 36.7 49.9
43.6 4K Write 78.9 113
28.1 4K Mixed 47.1 66.7
158% 54.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
61.8 DQ Read 277 309
93.2 DQ Write 266 347
63.2 DQ Mixed 198 251
169% 247 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 277 255 256 255 257 MB/s
Read 505
Write 436
Mixed 456
SusWrite 270
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 88.7
4K Mixed 59.8
192% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 247
209% 302 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 252 253 256 257 257 MB/s
Read 446
Write 259
Mixed 259
SusWrite 253
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 64.4
4K Mixed 25.9
107% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 200
171% 253 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 261 263 265 265 263 MB/s
Read 375
Write 329
Mixed 248
SusWrite 271
69% 306 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 53.2
4K Mixed 35.5
116% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 35.3
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 50.6
44% 62.8 MB/s
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Typical 545s Series 256GB Builds (Compare 28,294 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 118% - Outstanding Total price: $591

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