Average Bench: 86.1% (369th of 1058)

Based on 11,182 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS1311 480GB SSD

Very good average bench

The PNY CS1311 480GB averaged just 13.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS1311 480GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 185MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 480GB is 41.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 217MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 363MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 11,182 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 476 517
319 Write 435 492
299 Mixed 363 404
131 SusWrite 217 259
83.5% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 4K Read 28.9 34
33.1 4K Write 76.8 106
22.4 4K Mixed 36 43.4
131% 47.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
150 DQ Read 330 367
81.7 DQ Write 286 358
87.2 DQ Mixed 185 205
172% 267 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 378 163 174 169 167 MB/s
Read 476
Write 434
Mixed 378
SusWrite 246
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 39.9
4K Mixed 26.6
89% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 160
133% 192 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,082,624 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $109 @ launch in Apr '16
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $105

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

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Its speeds are much faster then expected. Its boot time are very short with little worries.

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