Average Bench: 70.4% (351st of 911)

Based on 448 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS1311 960GB SSD

Good average bench

The PNY CS1311 960GB averaged 29.6% 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 27.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 499MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 960GB is 32.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 960GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 9.59MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 31.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 448 samples)
Min Avg Max
376 Read 499 519
264 Write 334 355
269 Mixed 337 358
86.3% 390 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15 4K Read 27.4 34.3
19.3 4K Write 52.4 79.1
7.25 4K Mixed 9.59 10.6
81.6% 29.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 DQ Read 166 340
32.1 DQ Write 146 231
8.08 DQ Mixed 31.8 49.8
57.8% 114 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
563GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 519
Write 356
Mixed 355
91% 410 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 67.6
4K Mixed 10.6
99% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 32.9
DQ Write 73.4
DQ Mixed 9.81
20% 38.7 MB/s
770GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 478
Write 318
Mixed 330
83% 375 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 26.1
4K Mixed 8.09
54% 17.8 MB/s
DQ Read 21.7
DQ Write 29.7
DQ Mixed 46.6
29% 32.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,065,016 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS1311 960GB Builds (Compare 6,950 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 93%
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Desktop 79%
Workstation 62%

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,361

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