Average Bench: 91.4% (301st of 1058)

Based on 1,822 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS2211 480GB SSD, PNY CS2211 480GB

Excellent average bench

The PNY CS2211 480GB averaged just 8.5% 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 35.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS2211 480GB is 50.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS2211 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 341MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 342MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,822 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 462 509
121 Write 415 498
181 Mixed 341 382
137 SusWrite 342 490
87.5% 390 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 27.9 33.1
31.5 4K Write 75.5 108
22.5 4K Mixed 35.2 42.9
127% 46.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
171 DQ Read 305 368
78.3 DQ Write 277 376
41.8 DQ Mixed 163 194
157% 248 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
189GB free
Firmware: CS221016
SusWrite @10s intervals: 485 480 480 482 481 481 MB/s
Read 502
Write 482
Mixed 375
SusWrite 481
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 42.4
160% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 187
182% 290 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS221016
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 452 471 468 474 475 MB/s
Read 503
Write 491
Mixed 373
SusWrite 448
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 41.2
151% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 193
192% 307 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: CS221017
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 228 153 175 150 127 MB/s
Read 484
Write 330
Mixed 9.7
SusWrite 183
55% 252 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 75.3
4K Mixed 36.5
129% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 378
DQ Mixed 188
190% 306 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,091,139 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $159 @ launch in Jan '16
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Typical CS2211 480GB Builds (Compare 6,766 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 45%
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $938

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