Average Bench: 83.2% - 136th / 836

Based on 34 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS2211 960GB SSD

Very good average bench

The PNY CS2211 960GB averaged just 16.8% 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 76.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.7MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS2211 960GB is 34.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the PNY CS2211 960GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 12.7MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 40.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 34 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 496 529
237 Write 459 506
293 Mixed 472 512
106% 476 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.5 4K Read 24.7 32.7
32.5 4K Write 76.6 120
7.46 4K Mixed 12.7 14.5
94.2% 38 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16 DQ Read 159 329
31.1 DQ Write 212 357
8.13 DQ Mixed 40.2 65
70.9% 137 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
893GB free
Firmware: CS221017 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 508
Write 465
Mixed 488
109% 487 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 45.2
4K Mixed 13.4
75% 26.9 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 62.9
77% 136 MB/s
221GB free
Firmware: CS221017 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 490
Write 449
Mixed 471
105% 470 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 43.3
4K Mixed 12.4
73% 26.1 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 54.7
66% 116 MB/s
758GB free
Firmware: CS221017 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 485
Write 454
Mixed 469
105% 469 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 45.9
4K Mixed 10.7
71% 26.2 MB/s
DQ Read 20.8
DQ Write 45.2
DQ Mixed 10.8
15% 25.6 MB/s
218GB free
Firmware: CS221017 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 499
Write 433
Mixed 367
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 43.5
4K Mixed 11.1
70% 25.4 MB/s
DQ Read 22.9
DQ Write 46.6
DQ Mixed 11.2
15% 26.9 MB/s
894GB free
Firmware: CS221017 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 381
Write 237
Mixed 293
67% 304 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 57.7
4K Mixed 12.9
87% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 12.6
59% 133 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,131,577 SSDs tested.


AmazonUS SSD7CS2211-960-RB $289.991 day ago.
NeweggUS SSD7CS2211-960-RB $289.991 month ago.
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation 65%

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $148

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,133

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

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