Average Bench: 67.9% (428th of 921)

Based on 9,683 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 240GB SSD, PN CS1311 240GB SSD

Above average average bench

The PNY CS1311 240GB averaged 32.0% 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 24.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 495MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 240GB is 31.9%. 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 9.22MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 28.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 9,683 samples)
Min Avg Max
373 Read 495 518
235 Write 326 357
190 Mixed 325 360
84.5% 382 MB/s
Min Avg Max
4.82 4K Read 24.7 33
23.8 4K Write 50.1 75.4
6.97 4K Mixed 9.22 10.4
75.8% 28 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.7 DQ Read 161 316
34 DQ Write 140 238
7.25 DQ Mixed 28.3 48.8
54.6% 110 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
175GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 513
Write 330
Mixed 347
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 66
4K Mixed 10.1
97% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 47.9
97% 198 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 514
Write 322
Mixed 315
85% 384 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 10.6
87% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 244
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 45
78% 154 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 503
Write 338
Mixed 349
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 49.4
4K Mixed 9.28
83% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 9.21
63% 148 MB/s
153GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 493
Write 332
Mixed 351
87% 392 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 53.4
4K Mixed 9.13
82% 30.1 MB/s
DQ Read 29.3
DQ Write 64.7
DQ Mixed 9.11
18% 34.4 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 510
Write 341
Mixed 356
89% 402 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 49.8
4K Mixed 8.59
65% 25.6 MB/s
DQ Read 27.4
DQ Write 55.7
DQ Mixed 8.28
16% 30.4 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,460,555 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS1311 240GB Builds (Compare 14,139 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 93%
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Desktop 79%
Workstation 62%

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,198

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

Trusted performance...

Added 22 months ago.


10 months ago.

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


7 months 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.


8 months ago.

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


4 months ago.

First SSD, Beat some top competitors, in my rig.

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