Average Bench: 95% (226th of 1011)

Based on 6,398 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSC2KW256G8, INTEL SS DSC2KW256G8

Excellent average bench

The Intel 545s Series 256GB averaged just 5.0% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 196MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 545s Series 256GB is 50.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 545s Series 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 240MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 377MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 6,398 samples)
Min Avg Max
371 Read 473 516
270 Write 399 469
264 Mixed 377 457
141 SusWrite 240 281
83.4% 372 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.1 4K Read 36.6 50.3
44.4 4K Write 78.9 113
29.5 4K Mixed 47.5 67.3
158% 54.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
118 DQ Read 277 309
102 DQ Write 268 350
61.8 DQ Mixed 196 250
168% 247 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 260 265 267 265 266 MB/s
Read 513
Write 462
Mixed 447
SusWrite 270
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 51.5
190% 65.5 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 196
171% 254 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 248 249 257 252 253 253 MB/s
Read 457
Write 253
Mixed 347
SusWrite 252
73% 327 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 63.8
4K Mixed 32.3
112% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 196
170% 252 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,849,350 SSDs tested.


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Typical 545s Series 256GB Builds (Compare 33,616 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 55%
Desktop 65%
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Workstation 56%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $643

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