Average Bench: 73.7% (544th of 1021)

Based on 9,293 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 120GB SSD, PNY EU SSD CS1311 120GB

Good average bench

The PNY CS1311 120GB averaged 26.3% 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 33.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 120GB is 40%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 100MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 314MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 9,293 samples)
Min Avg Max
221 Read 432 516
124 Write 385 475
113 Mixed 314 379
66.1 SusWrite 100 121
68.7% 308 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15 4K Read 27.2 33.9
33.9 4K Write 74.5 107
18.4 4K Mixed 33.8 42.8
124% 45.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
81.2 DQ Read 285 324
77 DQ Write 260 371
41 DQ Mixed 155 184
148% 233 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
66GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 87 86 88 89 89 MB/s
Read 511
Write 469
Mixed 362
SusWrite 100
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 41.7
165% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 181
178% 282 MB/s
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 83 93 93 78 92 MB/s
Read 505
Write 437
Mixed 368
SusWrite 113
79% 356 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 79.3
4K Mixed 38.6
138% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 149
127% 186 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,404,202 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS1311 120GB Builds (Compare 32,788 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 55%
Desktop 64%
Workstation 58%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $636

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