Average Bench: 74.4% (485th of 1000)

Based on 6,803 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 120GB SSD, PNY EU SSD CS1311 120GB

Good average bench

The PNY CS1311 120GB averaged 25.6% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 155MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 120GB is 42.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 105MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 319MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 6,803 samples)
Min Avg Max
238 Read 442 515
192 Write 396 474
121 Mixed 319 379
73.3 SusWrite 105 121
70.4% 315 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 4K Read 27.4 34.5
31.1 4K Write 74.4 113
16.5 4K Mixed 33.5 43.2
124% 45.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.7 DQ Read 284 324
74.2 DQ Write 270 373
41.1 DQ Mixed 155 184
150% 236 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 87 53 96 94 92 MB/s
Read 459
Write 406
Mixed 339
SusWrite 107
73% 328 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 56.4
4K Mixed 30.5
107% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 161
147% 226 MB/s
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 77 91 75 53 73 MB/s
Read 405
Write 375
Mixed 260
SusWrite 97.9
63% 284 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 29.8
108% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 26.6
DQ Write 93.3
DQ Mixed 35.6
34% 51.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,382,721 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS1311 120GB Builds (Compare 22,750 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 70%
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Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $559

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