Average Bench: 80.9% (318th of 956)

Based on 10,207 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 240GB SSD, PN CS1311 240GB SSD

Very good average bench

The PNY CS1311 240GB averaged just 19.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS1311 240GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 180MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 240GB is 42%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 172MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 342MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 10,207 samples)
Min Avg Max
260 Read 455 515
292 Write 437 497
125 Mixed 342 400
102 SusWrite 172 218
78.8% 352 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.2 4K Read 27.5 34.5
34.8 4K Write 78.6 115
19.8 4K Mixed 35 44.2
128% 47 MB/s
Min Avg Max
127 DQ Read 292 327
59.4 DQ Write 283 360
45.1 DQ Mixed 180 209
164% 251 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 381 187 114 173 173 173 MB/s
Read 493
Write 476
Mixed 388
SusWrite 200
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 44.5
171% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 205
186% 283 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 151 175 177 131 177 MB/s
Read 495
Write 473
Mixed 391
SusWrite 206
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 52
4K Mixed 30.6
106% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 187
169% 257 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 195 152 160 165 133 MB/s
Read 369
Write 342
Mixed 292
SusWrite 182
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 9.2
4K Write 50.7
4K Mixed 10.3
54% 23.4 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 198
184% 283 MB/s
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Typical CS1311 240GB Builds (Compare 18,531 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 39%
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Desktop 51%
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $433

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

Trusted performance...

Added 2 years ago.


16 months ago.

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


13 months ago.

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


12 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.


9 months ago.

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

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