Average Bench: 108% (202nd of 1040)

Based on 8,426 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDSC2KW512G8

Outstanding average bench

The Intel 545s Series 512GB averaged 7.6% 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 226MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 51.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel 545s Series 512GB is 52.2%. 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 8,426 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 480 515
248 Write 414 471
325 Mixed 407 450
216 SusWrite 376 442
94.3% 419 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.3 4K Read 39.8 49.7
40 4K Write 79.7 111
30.8 4K Mixed 51.8 67.6
169% 57.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
206 DQ Read 281 309
111 DQ Write 285 351
135 DQ Mixed 226 257
185% 264 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
299GB free
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 434 431 433 434 433 MB/s
Read 504
Write 448
Mixed 420
SusWrite 435
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 70.1
228% 79.2 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 254
209% 297 MB/s
243GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 368 421 427 430 430 MB/s
Read 509
Write 465
Mixed 443
SusWrite 382
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 93.9
4K Mixed 57.9
193% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 256
211% 300 MB/s
220GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 410 412 413 413 413 MB/s
Read 508
Write 431
Mixed 427
SusWrite 412
100% 444 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 84.1
4K Mixed 57.9
186% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 186
144% 197 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 381 396 404 408 400 MB/s
Read 440
Write 409
Mixed 395
SusWrite 392
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 72.7
4K Mixed 51
158% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 254
204% 287 MB/s
308GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 390 413 427 419 317 327 MB/s
Read 308
Write 360
Mixed 344
SusWrite 382
79% 349 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 31.4
106% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 254
209% 298 MB/s
344GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 322 314 355 398 402 MB/s
Read 446
Write 411
Mixed 396
SusWrite 344
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 41.4
4K Mixed 34.6
109% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 200
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 180
132% 174 MB/s
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 Prices

OutletPCUS $8520 months
BHPhotoUS $952 years
AmazonUS $2339 mins
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Typical 545s Series 512GB Builds (Compare 67,900 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,020

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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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