Average Bench: 86% (376th of 1058)

Based on 12,982 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS1311 480GB SSD

Very good average bench

The PNY CS1311 480GB averaged just 14.0% 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 183MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 480GB is 40.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 219MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 361MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 12,982 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 478 516
286 Write 432 488
273 Mixed 361 404
118 SusWrite 219 272
83.4% 372 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 4K Read 28.9 34
34 4K Write 76.1 107
21.2 4K Mixed 35.7 43.4
130% 46.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
178 DQ Read 328 367
86.7 DQ Write 281 358
88.9 DQ Mixed 183 205
170% 264 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 333 181 128 87 167 MB/s
Read 506
Write 476
Mixed 380
SusWrite 196
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 40.5
155% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 196
184% 287 MB/s
198GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 469 392 165 176 176 176 MB/s
Read 490
Write 390
Mixed 322
SusWrite 259
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 84.6
4K Mixed 35.8
136% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 201
189% 295 MB/s
274GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 306 158 123 96 162 167 MB/s
Read 479
Write 414
Mixed 394
SusWrite 169
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 23.2
4K Mixed 23.8
83% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 357
DQ Mixed 203
176% 254 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,499,237 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $109 @ launch in Apr '16
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,068

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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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