Average Bench: 107% (182nd of 1016)

Based on 4,862 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDSC2KW512G8

Outstanding average bench

The Intel 545s Series 512GB averaged 7.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel 545s Series 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 224MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 51.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 545s Series 512GB is 54.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel 545s Series 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 376MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 402MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,862 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 475 516
330 Write 420 472
300 Mixed 402 450
211 SusWrite 376 438
94.1% 418 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 4K Read 39.3 50.1
41.3 4K Write 80.8 115
29.9 4K Mixed 51.6 68
168% 57.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
168 DQ Read 277 310
160 DQ Write 294 352
114 DQ Mixed 224 258
186% 265 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
303GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 405 416 413 398 416 MB/s
Read 513
Write 431
Mixed 434
SusWrite 412
101% 447 MB/s
4K Read 50.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 65.5
222% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 255
211% 300 MB/s
400GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 436 429 412 431 430 MB/s
Read 512
Write 454
Mixed 428
SusWrite 424
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 65.8
212% 72.4 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 256
212% 304 MB/s
322GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 249 364 399 418 418 408 MB/s
Read 425
Write 363
Mixed 413
SusWrite 376
89% 394 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 63.5
212% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 250
203% 286 MB/s
477GB free
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 415 421 410 408 407 MB/s
Read 441
Write 413
Mixed 394
SusWrite 411
94% 415 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 62.5
198% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 255
210% 299 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 430 429 430 428 429 MB/s
Read 506
Write 459
Mixed 439
SusWrite 431
103% 458 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 84.3
4K Mixed 57.1
183% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 254
211% 302 MB/s
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 388 411 410 410 406 MB/s
Read 465
Write 418
Mixed 387
SusWrite 380
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 66.6
4K Mixed 47
153% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 47.5
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 51.7
82% 147 MB/s
313GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 228 282 285 271 257 MB/s
Read 483
Write 432
Mixed 420
SusWrite 264
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 54
4K Mixed 42.7
134% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 171
145% 217 MB/s
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 286 303 304 214 254 MB/s
Read 358
Write 320
Mixed 287
SusWrite 270
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 14.4
4K Write 17
4K Mixed 16
51% 15.8 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 256
210% 299 MB/s
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 Prices

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Typical 545s Series 512GB Builds (Compare 176 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 16%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 64%
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System: Microelectronics B741

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $503

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 Comments

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Excellent

2 years ago.

Five year warranty, this SDD will outlive most others (or at least it should). New technology, 64 layers of 3D NAND flash. It's too early to to do proper comparisons in terms of longevity but I'm sure it'll last me a while. This 545s 2.5 inch SSD is even faster than my Crucial MX300 M.2 SSD. I got a random read/write 4k speed of 100 MB/s + (with CrystalDisk Mark 5) that's unheard of on a SATA drive. Sure, this isn't NVMe or Optane, but that's okay, for the price ($165) I'm still pretty satisfied with this SSD.

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Don't know how long this will last. But it seemed worth while at the time.


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