Average Bench: 80.8% (463rd of 1058)

Based on 20,386 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 240GB SSD, PN CS1311 240GB SSD

Very good average bench

The PNY CS1311 240GB averaged just 19.2% 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 181MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 240GB is 36.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 173MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 353MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 20,386 samples)
Min Avg Max
340 Read 465 515
284 Write 436 495
199 Mixed 353 404
104 SusWrite 173 220
79.8% 357 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.2 4K Read 27.7 33.3
34.1 4K Write 74.8 101
22.7 4K Mixed 34.9 42.5
126% 45.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
151 DQ Read 295 327
78.5 DQ Write 278 370
84.4 DQ Mixed 181 209
165% 251 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 211 177 151 174 174 MB/s
Read 515
Write 497
Mixed 391
SusWrite 209
90% 403 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 45
164% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 207
191% 292 MB/s
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 216 174 173 171 175 MB/s
Read 449
Write 422
Mixed 367
SusWrite 202
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 63.9
4K Mixed 28.4
112% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 204
188% 288 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 248 96 137 131 136 123 MB/s
Read 447
Write 412
Mixed 368
SusWrite 145
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 66.8
4K Mixed 24.9
98% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 22.7
98% 220 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,898,770 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $60 @ launch in Apr '16
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Desktop 87%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,077

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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


3 years ago.

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


3 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.


3 years ago.

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

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