Average Bench: 69.3% (405th of 927)

Based on 3,717 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS1311 480GB SSD

Above average average bench

The PNY CS1311 480GB averaged 30.7% 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 26.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 494MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 480GB is 32.6%. 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 9.41MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 30.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,717 samples)
Min Avg Max
371 Read 494 518
254 Write 325 353
219 Mixed 329 356
84.7% 383 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.6 4K Read 26.3 33.6
21.5 4K Write 51.5 76.1
7.03 4K Mixed 9.41 10.6
79.1% 29.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 DQ Read 177 349
39.9 DQ Write 150 235
8.14 DQ Mixed 30.6 49.5
59.3% 119 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
153GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 514
Write 344
Mixed 354
89% 404 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 70.5
4K Mixed 10.7
101% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 48.9
100% 206 MB/s
300GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 500
Write 342
Mixed 349
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 8.96
95% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 23.8
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 8.14
38% 79.9 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 504
Write 319
Mixed 348
86% 390 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 50.3
4K Mixed 10.6
85% 30.2 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 49
74% 144 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 501
Write 326
Mixed 337
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 32.5
4K Mixed 8.61
64% 21.7 MB/s
DQ Read 24.5
DQ Write 80.2
DQ Mixed 41.2
35% 48.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,815,337 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS1311 480GB Builds (Compare 14,698 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 92%
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Desktop 79%
Workstation 62%

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $134

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,248

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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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