Average Bench: 74.9% (535th of 1040)

Based on 9,255 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 120GB SSD, PNY EU SSD CS1311 120GB

Good average bench

The PNY CS1311 120GB averaged 25.1% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 160MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 120GB is 38.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 101MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 318MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,255 samples)
Min Avg Max
207 Read 435 515
165 Write 389 473
96.2 Mixed 318 382
64.1 SusWrite 101 122
69.4% 311 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14 4K Read 27.5 33.8
31.1 4K Write 76.3 109
20.9 4K Mixed 34.6 42.4
126% 46.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
197 DQ Read 293 324
92 DQ Write 269 372
79.8 DQ Mixed 160 184
153% 241 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 80 77 80 92 93 MB/s
Read 514
Write 453
Mixed 377
SusWrite 98.9
80% 361 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 42
159% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 180
179% 284 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,129,171 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $40 @ launch in Apr '16
AmazonUS $632 months
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Typical CS1311 120GB Builds (Compare 7,318 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $751

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