Average Bench: 80.6% (425th of 1016)

Based on 16,942 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 182MB/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 47.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 174MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 347MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 16,942 samples)
Min Avg Max
324 Read 462 516
169 Write 427 496
144 Mixed 347 404
96.2 SusWrite 174 222
78.9% 353 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.73 4K Read 27 34.4
28.4 4K Write 75.6 113
17.5 4K Mixed 34.7 44.1
125% 45.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
141 DQ Read 295 327
61.4 DQ Write 285 366
75.2 DQ Mixed 182 209
166% 254 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 115 92 94 95 82 MB/s
Read 487
Write 402
Mixed 336
SusWrite 131
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 41.7
159% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 178
177% 282 MB/s
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 166 160 84 175 138 MB/s
Read 505
Write 481
Mixed 386
SusWrite 176
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 41.5
156% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 35.2
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 46.3
46% 70.8 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 216 157 178 144 178 MB/s
Read 355
Write 373
Mixed 309
SusWrite 179
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 81.9
4K Mixed 39.1
141% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 162
139% 206 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 254 197 26 14 24 MB/s
Read 475
Write 368
Mixed 355
SusWrite 92.6
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 51.1
4K Mixed 30.5
104% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 200
186% 285 MB/s
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 127 86 76 151 152 MB/s
Read 311
Write 231
Mixed 205
SusWrite 123
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 19.5
85% 31.4 MB/s
DQ Read 26
DQ Write 63.9
DQ Mixed 24.2
24% 38 MB/s
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Typical CS1311 240GB Builds (Compare 26,280 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 46%
Desktop 48%
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $397

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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.


2 years ago.

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

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