Average Bench: 72.7% (402nd of 955)

Based on 10,753 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 240GB SSD, PN CS1311 240GB SSD

Good average bench

The PNY CS1311 240GB averaged 27.3% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 88.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 240GB is 44.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 170MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 19.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,753 samples)
Min Avg Max
346 Read 476 518
248 Write 366 488
180 Mixed 331 392
103 SusWrite 170 216
75% 336 MB/s
Min Avg Max
6.81 4K Read 25.3 33.8
23.8 4K Write 62.6 108
6.89 4K Mixed 19.4 43.1
96.4% 35.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.5 DQ Read 210 326
36.4 DQ Write 201 352
7.55 DQ Mixed 88.8 207
98.7% 167 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 162 179 180 179 180 MB/s
Read 515
Write 494
Mixed 367
SusWrite 216
89% 398 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 99.1
4K Mixed 42.1
157% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 204
189% 289 MB/s
74GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 358 179 174 175 175 176 MB/s
Read 395
Write 369
Mixed 302
SusWrite 206
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 52.8
4K Mixed 27.2
96% 34.1 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 168
134% 184 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,531,488 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $60 @ launch in Apr '16
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Typical CS1311 240GB Builds (Compare 16,829 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 38%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $464

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 Comments

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

Trusted performance...

Added 2 years ago.

Good

13 months ago.

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


Terrible

10 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.


Good

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


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