Average Bench: 68.5% (343rd of 848)

Based on 1,216 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS1311 480GB SSD

Above average average bench

The PNY CS1311 480GB averaged 31.4% 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 26.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 490MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 480GB is 32.3%. 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 9.48MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 30.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,216 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 490 517
233 Write 322 351
217 Mixed 326 355
84% 379 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.9 4K Read 26.5 34.2
24 4K Write 50.8 78.4
7.49 4K Mixed 9.48 10.6
79.1% 28.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.3 DQ Read 164 352
32.4 DQ Write 144 236
7.6 DQ Mixed 30.3 49.2
56.4% 112 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
307GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 517
Write 352
Mixed 348
90% 406 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 67.2
4K Mixed 9.85
95% 36 MB/s
DQ Read 34.2
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 9.97
44% 91.2 MB/s
420GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 497
Write 339
Mixed 344
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 77.9
4K Mixed 8.89
96% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 26.6
DQ Write 68.3
DQ Mixed 8.95
18% 34.6 MB/s
331GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 503
Write 343
Mixed 350
88% 399 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 28.8
4K Mixed 7.66
54% 18.5 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 7.91
50% 117 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 517
Write 354
Mixed 349
90% 407 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 35.1
4K Mixed 9
58% 20.9 MB/s
DQ Read 28.7
DQ Write 46.7
DQ Mixed 8.74
15% 28.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,373,786 SSDs tested.


AmazonUS $136.7816 days ago.
NeweggUS $144.992 hrs ago.
EbayUS $151.982 mins ago.
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Desktop 80%
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Workstation 64%

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,067

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