Average Bench: 79% (447th of 1018)

Based on 18,955 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 240GB SSD, PN CS1311 240GB SSD

Good average bench

The PNY CS1311 240GB averaged 20.9% 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 179MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 240GB is 43.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 168MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 347MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 18,955 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 462 514
312 Write 432 494
185 Mixed 347 404
94 SusWrite 168 218
78.8% 352 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14 4K Read 26.9 33.8
27 4K Write 72.8 108
18.6 4K Mixed 34 43.4
123% 44.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
162 DQ Read 292 327
49.6 DQ Write 271 364
62.7 DQ Mixed 179 209
162% 247 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
144GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 209 146 134 71 60 MB/s
Read 479
Write 458
Mixed 372
SusWrite 149
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 53.7
4K Mixed 28.4
98% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 202
185% 283 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 178 150 159 163 137 MB/s
Read 425
Write 388
Mixed 343
SusWrite 177
75% 333 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 54.1
4K Mixed 30.5
103% 36 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 167
148% 224 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 137 50 63 62 MB/s
Read 332
Write 344
Mixed 289
SusWrite 63
58% 257 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 33.1
83% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 171
161% 252 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 150 117 91 61 MB/s
Read 494
Write 472
Mixed 243
SusWrite 142
75% 338 MB/s
4K Read 5
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 34.1
54% 14.5 MB/s
18,955 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,808,186 SSDs tested.


Approx. $60 @ launch in Apr '16
AmazonUS $551 month
EbayUS $9919 secs
Send price feedback
Typical CS1311 240GB Builds (Compare 27,645 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 46%
Desktop 47%
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $475

Popular CS1311 240GB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2020 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.


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

Trusted performance...

Added 3 years ago.


2 years ago.

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


2 years ago.

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


2 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.


2 years ago.

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

1018 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $505Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $78SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback