Average Bench: 106% (193rd of 1026)

Based on 5,502 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDSC2KW512G8

Outstanding average bench

The Intel 545s Series 512GB averaged 5.7% 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 223MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 50.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 545s Series 512GB is 53.4%. 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 369MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 400MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,502 samples)
Min Avg Max
362 Read 471 515
320 Write 419 470
305 Mixed 400 448
224 SusWrite 369 440
93.3% 415 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.6 4K Read 38.3 50.2
40.7 4K Write 79.3 112
30 4K Mixed 50.6 67.9
165% 56.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
153 DQ Read 281 310
105 DQ Write 290 352
106 DQ Mixed 223 257
185% 265 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
300GB free
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 447 440 442 441 441 MB/s
Read 512
Write 467
Mixed 447
SusWrite 444
105% 468 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 63.4
206% 70.5 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 258
214% 304 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 436 434 431 434 435 MB/s
Read 494
Write 450
Mixed 430
SusWrite 434
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 78.4
4K Mixed 53.6
174% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 256
212% 303 MB/s
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 409 415 417 420 419 MB/s
Read 506
Write 453
Mixed 361
SusWrite 408
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 72.1
4K Mixed 50.4
163% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 185
170% 261 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 306 310 338 208 190 MB/s
Read 503
Write 448
Mixed 431
SusWrite 282
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 83.5
4K Mixed 52.9
172% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 243
203% 291 MB/s
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 327 329 334 343 342 MB/s
Read 374
Write 353
Mixed 338
SusWrite 323
78% 347 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 70.2
4K Mixed 51.1
164% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 204
156% 213 MB/s
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 Prices

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Typical 545s Series 512GB Builds (Compare 204 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

System: Microelectronics B741

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $500

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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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