Average Bench: 93.2% (236th of 1011)

Based on 1,113 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS2211 480GB SSD, PNY CS2211 480GB

Excellent average bench

The PNY CS2211 480GB averaged just 6.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS2211 480GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 163MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS2211 480GB is 51.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS2211 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 334MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 339MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,113 samples)
Min Avg Max
334 Read 457 510
118 Write 408 498
191 Mixed 339 384
132 SusWrite 334 486
86.4% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.4 4K Read 28.2 34.3
36.5 4K Write 83.7 120
20.2 4K Mixed 36.1 44.2
133% 49.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
188 DQ Read 318 369
67.5 DQ Write 292 370
33.6 DQ Mixed 163 193
161% 257 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
167GB free
Firmware: CS221016
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 350 371 364 348 364 MB/s
Read 375
Write 366
Mixed 321
SusWrite 354
80% 354 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 67.1
4K Mixed 28.9
105% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 90.2
141% 268 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: CS221016
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0.4 416 237 281 247 194 MB/s
Read 470
Write 460
Mixed 373
SusWrite 229
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 75.3
4K Mixed 30.7
124% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 18.6
78% 180 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,132,121 SSDs tested.


Approx. $159 @ launch in Jan '16
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Typical CS2211 480GB Builds (Compare 56 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 16%
Desktop 29%
Workstation 19%

Motherboard: Asus P5QL-VM DO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $350

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