Average Bench: 92.3% (261st of 1026)

Based on 2,097 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS1311 960GB SSD

Excellent average bench

The PNY CS1311 960GB averaged just 7.6% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 188MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 960GB is 43.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 314MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 365MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,097 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 475 517
334 Write 442 496
307 Mixed 365 399
195 SusWrite 314 379
89.6% 399 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 29.1 34.8
30.9 4K Write 78.1 110
24.5 4K Mixed 37.1 44.9
133% 48.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
173 DQ Read 317 357
107 DQ Write 276 341
113 DQ Mixed 188 213
171% 260 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
664GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 480 497 373 267 329 329 MB/s
Read 518
Write 501
Mixed 407
SusWrite 379
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 46.1
171% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 199
189% 295 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 460 350 282 321 218 MB/s
Read 499
Write 447
Mixed 383
SusWrite 347
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 74
4K Mixed 39.1
134% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 163
133% 189 MB/s
310GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 433 435 377 244 322 323 MB/s
Read 484
Write 437
Mixed 380
SusWrite 356
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 45.2
4K Mixed 28.4
97% 32.7 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 160
132% 189 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,454,821 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS1311 960GB Builds (Compare 8,406 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 56%
Desktop 68%
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Workstation 60%

Motherboard: MSI B350M MORTAR (MS-7A37)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $787

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