Average Bench: 65.5% (425th of 873)

Based on 5,661 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 120GB SSD, PNY EU SSD CS1311 120GB

Above average average bench

The PNY CS1311 120GB averaged 34.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 497MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 120GB is 34.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 8.96MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 25.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,661 samples)
Min Avg Max
389 Read 497 518
172 Write 297 339
110 Mixed 300 350
80.4% 364 MB/s
Min Avg Max
5.71 4K Read 24.4 33
21.2 4K Write 50.9 74.8
6.35 4K Mixed 8.96 10.2
75.4% 28.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.1 DQ Read 144 310
31.6 DQ Write 131 237
7.44 DQ Mixed 25.8 45.4
50% 100 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
103GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 517
Write 335
Mixed 345
88% 399 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 72.1
4K Mixed 10.2
102% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 44.9
97% 201 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 514
Write 336
Mixed 345
88% 398 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 70.6
4K Mixed 9.49
99% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 33.9
DQ Write 79.2
DQ Mixed 9.46
21% 40.9 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 492
Write 62.8
Mixed 104
47% 219 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 47.5
4K Mixed 9.65
67% 25.6 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 51.5
DQ Mixed 20.2
53% 119 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,202,202 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS1311 120GB Builds (Compare 12,028 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 39%
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Desktop 50%
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $637

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