Average Bench: 75.9% (492nd of 1011)

Based on 7,751 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 120GB SSD, PNY EU SSD CS1311 120GB

Good average bench

The PNY CS1311 120GB averaged 24.0% 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 154MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 120GB is 42.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 98.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 318MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,751 samples)
Min Avg Max
227 Read 445 516
140 Write 392 476
131 Mixed 318 380
70.1 SusWrite 98.4 121
69.9% 313 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 28.1 34.6
29.9 4K Write 78.8 115
20.3 4K Mixed 35.2 43.4
129% 47.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
102 DQ Read 288 324
75.2 DQ Write 267 373
40.6 DQ Mixed 154 184
150% 236 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
98GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 91 91 91 91 91 MB/s
Read 504
Write 472
Mixed 376
SusWrite 120
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 75.7
4K Mixed 37.1
133% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 182
179% 283 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 226 37 61 93 45 91 MB/s
Read 449
Write 435
Mixed 339
SusWrite 92.1
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 39
140% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 174
169% 268 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,525,148 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS1311 120GB Builds (Compare 26,762 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 54%
Desktop 62%
Workstation 54%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $522

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