Average Bench: 76.7% (487th of 1016)

Based on 7,377 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 120GB SSD, PNY EU SSD CS1311 120GB

Good average bench

The PNY CS1311 120GB averaged 23.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS1311 120GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 153MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 120GB is 39%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 101MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 322MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,377 samples)
Min Avg Max
256 Read 449 517
188 Write 389 476
129 Mixed 322 379
69.4 SusWrite 101 121
70.3% 315 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.5 4K Read 28.6 34.2
34 4K Write 79.5 113
20.2 4K Mixed 35.4 43
131% 47.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
107 DQ Read 288 324
84.9 DQ Write 267 372
41.2 DQ Mixed 153 184
149% 236 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
28GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 449 484 486 486 486 MB/s
Read 286
Write 31.3
Mixed 385
SusWrite 449
65% 288 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 42.3
161% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 358
DQ Mixed 182
181% 287 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 260 78 66 93 92 92 MB/s
Read 511
Write 471
Mixed 373
SusWrite 113
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 38.5
140% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 365
DQ Mixed 183
182% 290 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 83 94 95 98 66 MB/s
Read 322
Write 257
Mixed 353
SusWrite 100
58% 258 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 31.5
122% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 113
130% 223 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,680,567 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS1311 120GB Builds (Compare 29,406 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 55%
Desktop 62%
Workstation 54%

Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $598

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