Average Bench: 80.9% (437th of 1030)

Based on 18,200 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 240GB SSD, PN CS1311 240GB SSD

Very good average bench

The PNY CS1311 240GB averaged just 19.1% 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 34.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 240GB is 41.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 180MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 351MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 18,200 samples)
Min Avg Max
361 Read 469 516
288 Write 432 497
202 Mixed 351 404
108 SusWrite 180 221
80.1% 358 MB/s
Min Avg Max
7.95 4K Read 26.9 34
25.7 4K Write 73.4 109
21 4K Mixed 34.9 43.4
124% 45.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
194 DQ Read 297 327
70.8 DQ Write 281 365
43.8 DQ Mixed 178 209
164% 252 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 185 145 174 175 173 MB/s
Read 514
Write 488
Mixed 398
SusWrite 201
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 43
162% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 205
187% 284 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 156 171 172 170 173 MB/s
Read 504
Write 493
Mixed 364
SusWrite 198
87% 390 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 40.4
150% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 206
190% 290 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 182 82 83 74 56 MB/s
Read 516
Write 469
Mixed 409
SusWrite 125
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 39.6
147% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 203
189% 291 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,806,534 SSDs tested.


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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $129

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

Trusted performance...

Added 4 years ago.


3 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.

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