Average Bench: 80.2% (472nd of 1058)

Based on 26,767 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 240GB SSD, PN CS1311 240GB SSD

Very good average bench

The PNY CS1311 240GB averaged just 19.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS1311 240GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 178MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 240GB is 45.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 169MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 345MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 26,767 samples)
Min Avg Max
312 Read 463 516
263 Write 432 497
169 Mixed 345 405
97.8 SusWrite 169 220
78.9% 352 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.7 4K Read 27.5 33.8
26.1 4K Write 75.3 107
15.1 4K Mixed 34.8 43.1
126% 45.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
167 DQ Read 296 327
58.3 DQ Write 271 368
51.4 DQ Mixed 178 209
163% 248 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 137 50 117 175 171 MB/s
Read 395
Write 416
Mixed 296
SusWrite 144
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 81
4K Mixed 37.9
137% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 193
174% 265 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 171 19 75 127 131 MB/s
Read 443
Write 432
Mixed 378
SusWrite 139
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 71.3
4K Mixed 33.6
121% 43.9 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 203
192% 296 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 140 152 85 137 40 MB/s
Read 484
Write 409
Mixed 364
SusWrite 132
78% 347 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 42.9
4K Mixed 27.6
94% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 53.8
77% 144 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 179 104 164 159 164 MB/s
Read 429
Write 382
Mixed 340
SusWrite 159
73% 327 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 39
4K Mixed 21.8
81% 27.5 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 171
148% 219 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,339,261 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $60 @ launch in Apr '16
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

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Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba 15nm TLC

Trusted performance...

Added 5 years ago.


4 years ago.

Pros: pretty good SSD with the cheap price. Totally recommended. Cons: lower write speed compare to its competitor


4 years ago.

Performs very well, although not as well as some competitors.


4 years ago.

Can't obtain new driver because their software which is the only god damn software in the world cant detect my ssd drive. Product was always inconstant and slow and now after 2 months. It has dead moments like pre-ghz processor era where you click on the windows start button and nothing happens until the 20th click when it decides to just kick back in. Honestly would give this company a 0 if I could. Update: drive started performing a little better and kinda acts like how it did when I first placed it in my pc (random deep q still all over the place usually always lower than 35%. Their driver updater still doesn't detect my drive so unless microsoft provides future drivers this can never be updated. Customer service at PNY doesn't even respond to email and I'm not about to call them and wait for an operator. I guess PNY stands for Personally Neglecting You. Last product of theirs I'll ever buy and when I get a free moment of time will contact the bbb about their products and service but I got a feeling their bbb score is already fairly low.


3 years ago.

First SSD, Beat some top competitors, in my rig.

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