Average Bench: 86.1% (112th of 853)

Based on 60 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS2211 960GB SSD

Very good average bench

The PNY CS2211 960GB averaged just 13.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS2211 960GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 80.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS2211 960GB is 35.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS2211 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 13MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 42.1MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 60 samples)
Min Avg Max
385 Read 505 530
379 Write 472 505
383 Mixed 482 512
109% 486 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 25.9 32.1
34.6 4K Write 80.4 117
9.26 4K Mixed 13 14.6
98.4% 39.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 DQ Read 171 331
45.2 DQ Write 232 353
9.53 DQ Mixed 42.1 65.3
76.3% 148 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
627GB free
Firmware: CS221017 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 528
Write 505
Mixed 509
115% 514 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 14.1
119% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 65.8
125% 249 MB/s
534GB free
Firmware: CS221017 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 526
Write 503
Mixed 498
114% 509 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 13.9
120% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 31.8
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 17.2
62% 125 MB/s
630GB free
Firmware: CS221017 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 516
Write 492
Mixed 505
113% 505 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 53.3
4K Mixed 12.6
76% 28.9 MB/s
DQ Read 22.7
DQ Write 77.3
DQ Mixed 10.5
20% 36.8 MB/s
718GB free
Firmware: CS221017 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 511
Write 490
Mixed 504
112% 502 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 34.6
4K Mixed 9.71
59% 20.9 MB/s
DQ Read 20.9
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 9.48
44% 90.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,276,097 SSDs tested.

Typical CS2211 960GB Builds (Compare 1,451 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 64%
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 60%

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,230

Popular CS2211 960GB compatible motherboards:

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

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6 months ago.

The quoted £190 does not relate to the 960GB drive, it relates to the 480GB - misleading

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