Average Bench: 91.3% (304th of 1058)

Based on 3,056 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS1311 960GB SSD

Excellent average bench

The PNY CS1311 960GB averaged just 8.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS1311 960GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 185MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 960GB is 42.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 318MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 364MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,056 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 474 515
319 Write 438 494
287 Mixed 364 400
196 SusWrite 318 382
89.5% 399 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 4K Read 28.8 34.6
38 4K Write 75.2 106
24 4K Mixed 36.4 44.2
130% 46.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
167 DQ Read 311 356
90.4 DQ Write 266 346
103 DQ Mixed 185 212
167% 254 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
172GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 473 481 365 276 315 328 MB/s
Read 507
Write 461
Mixed 395
SusWrite 373
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 41.7
154% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 204
190% 294 MB/s
389GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 318 158 182 288 134 MB/s
Read 495
Write 485
Mixed 390
SusWrite 255
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 36.6
137% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 209
194% 297 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 277 282 268 278 282 MB/s
Read 398
Write 411
Mixed 370
SusWrite 299
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 39.6
141% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 201
151% 202 MB/s
709GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 281 273 260 307 310 MB/s
Read 481
Write 468
Mixed 384
SusWrite 282
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 49.4
4K Mixed 30.4
104% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 208
194% 300 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $209 @ launch in Apr '16
AmazonUS $1959 months
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Typical CS1311 960GB Builds (Compare 72,772 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 89%
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Workstation 105%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,258

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