Average Bench: 68.6% (343rd of 848)

Based on 1,392 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS1311 480GB SSD

Above average average bench

The PNY CS1311 480GB averaged 31.3% 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 26.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 492MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 480GB is 34.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 480GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 9.54MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 30.1MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,392 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 492 518
231 Write 325 352
213 Mixed 328 356
84.4% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 26.4 34.2
22.8 4K Write 50 79.2
7.54 4K Mixed 9.54 10.6
78.8% 28.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.4 DQ Read 165 353
33.2 DQ Write 141 237
7.69 DQ Mixed 30.1 49.3
56.1% 112 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
430GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 515
Write 350
Mixed 348
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 48.3
4K Mixed 10.5
82% 28.9 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 41.8
58% 107 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 508
Write 343
Mixed 345
88% 398 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 47.8
4K Mixed 10.1
82% 28.9 MB/s
DQ Read 27.8
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 43.3
40% 58.5 MB/s
405GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 518
Write 352
Mixed 346
90% 405 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 32.5
4K Mixed 7.12
62% 21 MB/s
DQ Read 20.8
DQ Write 25.8
DQ Mixed 7.42
10% 18 MB/s
418GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 488
Write 329
Mixed 341
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 13.5
4K Write 20.1
4K Mixed 7.94
41% 13.8 MB/s
DQ Read 25.2
DQ Write 43.4
DQ Mixed 8.39
14% 25.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,574,185 SSDs tested.


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Desktop 80%
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Workstation 63%

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,061

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