Average Bench: 83.7% (132nd of 848)

Based on 40 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS2211 960GB SSD

Very good average bench

The PNY CS2211 960GB averaged just 16.2% 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 76.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS2211 960GB is 35.5%. 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 12.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 40.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 40 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 498 529
237 Write 461 506
293 Mixed 474 512
107% 478 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.5 4K Read 25.1 32.7
32.5 4K Write 76.8 120
7.46 4K Mixed 12.8 14.5
95.1% 38.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16 DQ Read 164 329
31.1 DQ Write 215 357
8.13 DQ Mixed 40.9 65
72.3% 140 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
815GB free
Firmware: CS221017 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 525
Write 481
Mixed 513
113% 506 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 14.1
124% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 63.5
113% 218 MB/s
697GB free
Firmware: CS221017 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 517
Write 480
Mixed 488
110% 495 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 53.5
4K Mixed 11.6
76% 28.9 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 72.4
DQ Mixed 11.6
41% 94.9 MB/s
281GB free
Firmware: CS221017 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 494
Write 453
Mixed 462
105% 470 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 40.8
4K Mixed 11.5
70% 24.9 MB/s
DQ Read 24.4
DQ Write 46.6
DQ Mixed 10.9
15% 27.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,386,282 SSDs tested.


AmazonUS SSD7CS2211-960-RB $289.9927 days ago.
NeweggUS SSD7CS2211-960-RB $289.992 months ago.
EbayUS SSD7CS2211-960-RB $414.4130 mins ago.
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Gaming 65%
Desktop 81%
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Workstation 61%

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,137

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

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