Average Bench: 108% (213th of 1058)

Based on 9,595 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDSC2KW512G8

Outstanding average bench

The Intel 545s Series 512GB averaged 8.2% 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 225MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 52.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 545s Series 512GB is 48.2%. 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 407MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,595 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 480 515
339 Write 426 473
325 Mixed 407 451
224 SusWrite 376 441
95% 422 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.2 4K Read 39.9 49.4
40.9 4K Write 80.9 111
31.9 4K Mixed 52.4 67.3
170% 57.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
207 DQ Read 283 310
116 DQ Write 287 353
136 DQ Mixed 225 257
186% 265 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
417GB free
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 474 444 440 440 439 440 MB/s
Read 516
Write 476
Mixed 452
SusWrite 446
106% 473 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 97.4
4K Mixed 62.5
203% 68.9 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 255
213% 305 MB/s
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 428 433 433 429 436 MB/s
Read 512
Write 461
Mixed 433
SusWrite 426
103% 458 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 63.6
209% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 256
208% 293 MB/s
441GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 408 407 410 415 410 MB/s
Read 502
Write 420
Mixed 414
SusWrite 412
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 48.2
173% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 224
189% 275 MB/s
250GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 396 389 380 395 418 MB/s
Read 434
Write 369
Mixed 379
SusWrite 398
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 96.5
4K Mixed 55.6
171% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 256
211% 301 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 376 376 390 391 390 MB/s
Read 486
Write 404
Mixed 417
SusWrite 384
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 45.8
4K Mixed 36
116% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 186
144% 197 MB/s
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 323 272 145 107 172 MB/s
Read 492
Write 451
Mixed 360
SusWrite 201
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 70.7
4K Mixed 40.3
134% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 222
189% 276 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,554,458 SSDs tested.

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BHPhotoUS $952 years
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Typical 545s Series 512GB Builds (Compare 38,901 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $392

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 Comments

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Excellent

3 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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