Average Bench: 67.6% (369th of 859)

Based on 4,735 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 240GB SSD, PN CS1311 240GB SSD

Above average average bench

The PNY CS1311 240GB averaged 32.3% 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 24.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 493MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 240GB is 34.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 9.25MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 28.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,735 samples)
Min Avg Max
373 Read 493 520
228 Write 323 358
182 Mixed 321 360
83.8% 379 MB/s
Min Avg Max
4.25 4K Read 24.5 33.6
25.5 4K Write 52.2 80.8
7.28 4K Mixed 9.25 10.4
76.5% 28.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 DQ Read 151 317
36.7 DQ Write 140 243
7.55 DQ Mixed 28.3 48.6
53.4% 106 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 522
Write 360
Mixed 356
91% 413 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 10.6
108% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 43.6
94% 193 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 519
Write 355
Mixed 354
91% 409 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 82.8
4K Mixed 10
108% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 34.9
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 9.89
45% 94.1 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 519
Write 358
Mixed 363
92% 413 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 80.7
4K Mixed 9.99
108% 41.7 MB/s
DQ Read 34.1
DQ Write 86.3
DQ Mixed 46.2
39% 55.5 MB/s
92GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 498
Write 342
Mixed 354
88% 398 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 39.4
4K Mixed 9.44
67% 23.8 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 46.3
89% 180 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 405
Write 279
Mixed 210
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 45.8
4K Mixed 8.81
74% 26.6 MB/s
DQ Read 28.2
DQ Write 64.2
DQ Mixed 10.2
18% 34.2 MB/s
4,735 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,842,931 SSDs tested.


EbayUS $89.064 mins ago.
AmazonUS $89.9917 mins ago.
NeweggUS $91.988 hrs ago.
Send price feedback
Typical CS1311 240GB Builds (Compare 12,894 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 79%
Workstation 63%

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,080

Popular CS1311 240GB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2017 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]


Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba 15nm TLC

Trusted performance...

Added 15 months ago.


3 months ago.

Pros: pretty good SSD with the cheap price. Totally recommended. Cons: lower write speed compare to its competitor


1 month ago.

Performs very well, although not as well as some competitors.


16 days ago.

Can't obtain new driver because their software which is the only god damn software in the world cant detect my ssd drive. Product was always inconstant and slow and now after 2 months. It has dead moments like pre-ghz processor era where you click on the windows start button and nothing happens until the 20th click when it decides to just kick back in. Honestly would give this company a 0 if I could. Update: drive started performing a little better and kinda acts like how it did when I first placed it in my pc (random deep q still all over the place usually always lower than 35%. Their driver updater still doesn't detect my drive so unless microsoft provides future drivers this can never be updated. Customer service at PNY doesn't even respond to email and I'm not about to call them and wait for an operator. I guess PNY stands for Personally Neglecting You. Last product of theirs I'll ever buy and when I get a free moment of time will contact the bbb about their products and service but I got a feeling their bbb score is already fairly low.

▲Like ▼Dislike

You have viewed 54 pages, please contribute.

859 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
Intel Core i7-7700K $297Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $220Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $149
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $724SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $152SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $40HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $141SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  @Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback