Average Bench: 71.5% (300th of 859)

Based on 355 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS1311 960GB SSD

Good average bench

The PNY CS1311 960GB averaged 28.4% 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 27.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 500MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 960GB is 28.4%. 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 9.85MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 35.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 355 samples)
Min Avg Max
444 Read 500 520
266 Write 336 356
262 Mixed 339 358
86.7% 392 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.6 4K Read 27.6 34.4
24.7 4K Write 53.7 78.9
8.09 4K Mixed 9.85 10.7
82.8% 30.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.9 DQ Read 186 345
43.1 DQ Write 153 231
8.06 DQ Mixed 35.4 49.9
63.1% 125 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
368GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 506
Write 338
Mixed 336
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 61.2
4K Mixed 10.7
95% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 48.6
95% 195 MB/s
646GB free
Firmware: CS131122
Read 521
Write 350
Mixed 357
91% 410 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 10.2
106% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 34.5
DQ Write 81.3
DQ Mixed 9.93
21% 41.9 MB/s
494GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 506
Write 336
Mixed 355
88% 399 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 40.7
4K Mixed 10.6
72% 25.3 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 49.7
77% 149 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,838,841 SSDs tested.


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