Average Bench: 65.9% (446th of 911)

Based on 6,079 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 120GB SSD, PNY EU SSD CS1311 120GB

Above average average bench

The PNY CS1311 120GB averaged 34.0% 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 24.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 494MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 120GB is 31.1%. 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 9.01MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 27.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 6,079 samples)
Min Avg Max
371 Read 494 517
170 Write 293 339
97.4 Mixed 297 350
79.8% 361 MB/s
Min Avg Max
4.54 4K Read 24.9 33.1
24.7 4K Write 51.6 74.9
6.55 4K Mixed 9.01 10.3
76.6% 28.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 DQ Read 156 311
39.7 DQ Write 139 235
7.48 DQ Mixed 27.2 45.4
53.3% 107 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
73GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 520
Write 340
Mixed 349
89% 403 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 80.5
4K Mixed 9.74
107% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 34.3
DQ Write 84.1
DQ Mixed 9.73
22% 42.7 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 516
Write 291
Mixed 239
76% 348 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 66.1
4K Mixed 7.54
51% 26 MB/s
DQ Read 25
DQ Write 67.4
DQ Mixed 7.26
17% 33.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,065,201 SSDs tested.


Approx. $40 @ launch in Apr '16
AmazonUS $6324 secs
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Typical CS1311 120GB Builds (Compare 14,084 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop 50%
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $475

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