Average Bench: 80.6% (413th of 1011)

Based on 15,380 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 240GB SSD, PN CS1311 240GB SSD

Very good average bench

The PNY CS1311 240GB averaged just 19.3% 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 177MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 240GB is 43.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 172MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 349MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 15,380 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 458 516
301 Write 433 496
194 Mixed 349 405
97.2 SusWrite 172 219
79.1% 353 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.48 4K Read 27.1 34
32.7 4K Write 77.1 114
20.9 4K Mixed 34.7 44
126% 46.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
138 DQ Read 295 327
65.4 DQ Write 281 365
41.1 DQ Mixed 177 210
163% 251 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 125 165 175 172 162 MB/s
Read 514
Write 498
Mixed 392
SusWrite 197
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 39.6
152% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 358
DQ Mixed 206
192% 295 MB/s
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 150 162 167 135 131 MB/s
Read 507
Write 490
Mixed 398
SusWrite 185
88% 395 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 40.4
149% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 206
188% 286 MB/s
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 212 75 47 167 130 MB/s
Read 489
Write 437
Mixed 366
SusWrite 150
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 95.8
4K Mixed 42.2
154% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 194
180% 278 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,666,779 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS1311 240GB Builds (Compare 23,582 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 45%
Desktop 48%
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $370

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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.


21 months ago.

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

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