Average Bench: 80.6% (398th of 1003)

Based on 14,675 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 240GB SSD, PN CS1311 240GB SSD

Very good average bench

The PNY CS1311 240GB averaged just 19.4% 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 34.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 240GB is 42%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 174MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 349MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 14,675 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 461 515
284 Write 432 496
194 Mixed 349 405
107 SusWrite 174 220
79.2% 354 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.5 4K Read 27.4 33.9
33.2 4K Write 75.4 112
18.3 4K Mixed 34.6 43.4
126% 45.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
112 DQ Read 293 327
81.8 DQ Write 286 364
42.2 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%
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 149 169 167 134 108 MB/s
Read 509
Write 456
Mixed 420
SusWrite 180
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 99.2
4K Mixed 41.7
156% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 207
192% 294 MB/s
193GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 140 177 179 178 179 MB/s
Read 506
Write 454
Mixed 383
SusWrite 216
87% 390 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 84.3
4K Mixed 39.9
144% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 158
131% 190 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 136 133 75 56 57 MB/s
Read 475
Write 453
Mixed 374
SusWrite 152
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 37
141% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 203
190% 293 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,833,945 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS1311 240GB Builds (Compare 22,267 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 59%
Desktop 51%
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $355

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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


23 months ago.

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


22 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.


19 months ago.

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

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