Average Bench: 68.8% (380th of 911)

Based on 3,039 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS1311 480GB SSD

Above average average bench

The PNY CS1311 480GB averaged 31.2% 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 26.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 490MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 480GB is 32%. 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 29.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,039 samples)
Min Avg Max
365 Read 490 518
219 Write 323 353
224 Mixed 331 356
84.4% 382 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.6 4K Read 26.2 33.7
24.6 4K Write 51.5 75.6
7.41 4K Mixed 9.48 10.6
79.1% 29 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22 DQ Read 168 352
37.8 DQ Write 148 235
7.78 DQ Mixed 29.9 49.4
57.4% 115 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
177GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 515
Write 338
Mixed 355
89% 403 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 60.9
4K Mixed 9.62
92% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 28.9
DQ Write 66.5
DQ Mixed 41.3
33% 45.6 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 511
Write 344
Mixed 344
88% 400 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 63.2
4K Mixed 9.64
74% 30.4 MB/s
DQ Read 18.4
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 42.1
57% 96.9 MB/s
447GB free
Firmware: CS131132 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 498
Write 322
Mixed 339
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 32.4
4K Mixed 8
64% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 8.29
46% 105 MB/s
249GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 368
Write 271
Mixed 270
67% 303 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 58.3
4K Mixed 10.4
88% 32.5 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 43.1
69% 135 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,065,201 SSDs tested.


Approx. $109 @ launch in Apr '16
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Typical CS1311 480GB Builds (Compare 13,485 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 79%
Workstation 62%

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $107

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,170

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

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Its speeds are much faster then expected. Its boot time are very short with little worries.

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