Average Bench: 81% (408th of 1011)

Based on 15,664 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 240GB SSD, PN CS1311 240GB SSD

Very good average bench

The PNY CS1311 240GB averaged just 19.0% 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 180MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 240GB is 46.3%. 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 348MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 15,664 samples)
Min Avg Max
329 Read 464 516
290 Write 433 497
163 Mixed 348 405
98.1 SusWrite 169 217
79.2% 354 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.98 4K Read 27.2 34.4
30.4 4K Write 78.1 113
20.9 4K Mixed 35.4 44.2
128% 46.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
135 DQ Read 294 327
58.9 DQ Write 284 366
59.6 DQ Mixed 180 210
165% 253 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 471 132 174 174 174 174 MB/s
Read 506
Write 487
Mixed 376
SusWrite 216
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 40.8
159% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 193
184% 286 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 144 94 126 126 126 MB/s
Read 505
Write 488
Mixed 395
SusWrite 171
87% 390 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 79.2
4K Mixed 38.4
137% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 208
194% 298 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 358 179 174 129 177 168 MB/s
Read 460
Write 433
Mixed 346
SusWrite 197
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 96.3
4K Mixed 37.6
134% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 202
189% 290 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 169 177 179 178 179 MB/s
Read 488
Write 468
Mixed 377
SusWrite 214
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 40.4
147% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 33
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 43
41% 61 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,105,085 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS1311 240GB Builds (Compare 24,633 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 46%
Desktop 48%
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $455

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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.


23 months ago.

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

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