Average Bench: 80% (401st of 1000)

Based on 12,569 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 240GB SSD, PN CS1311 240GB SSD

Very good average bench

The PNY CS1311 240GB averaged just 19.9% 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 187MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 292MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 240GB is 45.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 170MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 346MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 12,569 samples)
Min Avg Max
326 Read 457 514
299 Write 432 495
185 Mixed 346 399
98.1 SusWrite 170 217
78.7% 351 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11 4K Read 26.6 34
26.6 4K Write 75 114
19.5 4K Mixed 34.3 43.4
124% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
185 DQ Read 302 327
68.7 DQ Write 292 364
108 DQ Mixed 187 210
171% 261 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 372 171 173 175 170 176 MB/s
Read 502
Write 484
Mixed 352
SusWrite 206
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 40.1
146% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 209
190% 288 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 256 206 132 168 171 113 MB/s
Read 499
Write 484
Mixed 378
SusWrite 174
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 38.2
136% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 201
185% 284 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 144 177 177 137 143 MB/s
Read 496
Write 457
Mixed 379
SusWrite 203
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 67.6
4K Mixed 36.2
127% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 175
155% 232 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,383,530 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS1311 240GB Builds (Compare 21,000 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 59%
Desktop 52%
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $425

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

Trusted performance...

Added 2 years ago.


23 months ago.

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


21 months ago.

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


20 months 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.


17 months ago.

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

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