Average Bench: 81.1% (344th of 976)

Based on 10,930 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 240GB SSD, PN CS1311 240GB SSD

Very good average bench

The PNY CS1311 240GB averaged just 18.8% 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 183MB/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 43.4%. 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 347MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 10,930 samples)
Min Avg Max
269 Read 455 517
319 Write 438 496
156 Mixed 347 404
98.2 SusWrite 170 219
78.9% 352 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.98 4K Read 27.6 34.7
33.1 4K Write 79.2 114
13.4 4K Mixed 34.9 44
128% 47.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
137 DQ Read 301 327
60.4 DQ Write 289 363
67 DQ Mixed 183 209
168% 258 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
213GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 228 175 175 177 176 MB/s
Read 492
Write 435
Mixed 372
SusWrite 214
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 43.1
160% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 204
188% 287 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 83 167 139 175 172 MB/s
Read 457
Write 465
Mixed 375
SusWrite 177
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 43.1
161% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 200
179% 271 MB/s
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 110 136 134 174 102 MB/s
Read 449
Write 404
Mixed 340
SusWrite 146
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 29.5
115% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 203
182% 274 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,333,732 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS1311 240GB Builds (Compare 16,790 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 39%
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Desktop 51%
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $428

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

Trusted performance...

Added 2 years ago.


18 months ago.

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


16 months ago.

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


15 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.


12 months ago.

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

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