Average Bench: 69% (338th of 862)

Based on 8,325 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 240GB SSD, PN CS1311 240GB SSD

Above average average bench

The PNY CS1311 240GB averaged 30.9% 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 25.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 500MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 240GB is 29.1%. 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 9.24MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 27.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 8,325 samples)
Min Avg Max
456 Read 500 519
263 Write 331 357
196 Mixed 331 361
85.7% 387 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.6 4K Read 25.3 33.5
24.9 4K Write 53.6 78.8
7.11 4K Mixed 9.24 10.4
78.6% 29.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.2 DQ Read 151 317
39.6 DQ Write 145 242
7.48 DQ Mixed 27.4 48.7
53.8% 108 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
68GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 514
Write 352
Mixed 353
90% 406 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 68.8
4K Mixed 10.4
99% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 47
94% 193 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 507
Write 345
Mixed 347
88% 400 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 74.3
4K Mixed 9.32
100% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 45.9
90% 183 MB/s
119GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 513
Write 354
Mixed 334
89% 400 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 52.3
4K Mixed 10.1
84% 30.4 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 45.9
71% 136 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 499
Write 336
Mixed 360
88% 398 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 36.9
4K Mixed 9.51
60% 21.7 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 45.6
93% 190 MB/s
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Desktop 80%
Workstation 63%

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,097

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

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Added 17 months ago.


5 months ago.

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


2 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.


3 months ago.

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

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