Average Bench: 95.7% (226th of 1016)

Based on 6,346 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2KW256G8, INTEL SS DSC2KW256G8

Excellent average bench

The Intel 545s Series 256GB averaged just 4.2% 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 48.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 545s Series 256GB is 56.2%. 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 241MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 381MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,346 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 474 517
269 Write 397 468
261 Mixed 381 458
140 SusWrite 241 280
83.7% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.9 4K Read 37.2 50.5
38.5 4K Write 79.5 117
26.9 4K Mixed 48.1 68.5
160% 54.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
102 DQ Read 277 309
97.3 DQ Write 269 354
72.5 DQ Mixed 196 251
168% 247 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 264 262 265 268 266 MB/s
Read 474
Write 431
Mixed 428
SusWrite 272
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 52.2
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 64.7
226% 79.4 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 186
170% 260 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 265 266 266 266 266 MB/s
Read 516
Write 326
Mixed 432
SusWrite 273
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 93.6
4K Mixed 59.8
198% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 251
208% 298 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 243 249 262 263 263 263 MB/s
Read 425
Write 266
Mixed 282
SusWrite 257
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 59.8
4K Mixed 34.3
113% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 200
172% 254 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 224 246 243 251 253 256 MB/s
Read 426
Write 237
Mixed 359
SusWrite 246
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 14.3
4K Write 36.9
4K Mixed 20.6
68% 23.9 MB/s
DQ Read 22.1
DQ Write 44.4
DQ Mixed 25
21% 30.5 MB/s
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Typical 545s Series 256GB Builds (Compare 35,542 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $645

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