Average Bench: 403% (7th of 1058)

Based on 551 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS3040 2TB SSD

Outstanding average bench

The PNY CS3040 2TB SSD averaged 302.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS3040 2TB SSD near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,318MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,945MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS3040 2TB SSD is 254%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the PNY CS3040 2TB SSD performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 47.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 80.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 551 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,377 Read 1,964 2,354
1,500 Write 2,945 3,767
1,428 Mixed 2,053 2,434
1,045 SusWrite 2,907 3,978
560% 2,467 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.6 4K Read 47.4 57.9
114 4K Write 205 317
56.5 4K Mixed 80.4 99
284% 111 MB/s
Min Avg Max
902 DQ Read 1,517 2,186
424 DQ Write 1,149 1,856
482 DQ Mixed 1,318 2,041
989% 1,328 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS304131
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1862 2592 2975 3321 3347 2817 MB/s
Read 1726
Write 2,965
Mixed 1955
SusWrite 2,819
538% 2,366 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 249
4K Mixed 63.7
268% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 2,254
DQ Write 1,856
DQ Mixed 2,028
1,526% 2,046 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS304131
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3877 1787 929 941 940 935 MB/s
Read 2,310
Write 3,094
Mixed 2,401
SusWrite 1,568
529% 2,343 MB/s
4K Read 58.1
4K Write 244
4K Mixed 90.3
333% 131 MB/s
DQ Read 1,525
DQ Write 1,155
DQ Mixed 1,370
1,016% 1,350 MB/s
868GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS304131
SusWrite @10s intervals: 926 933 927 936 934 939 MB/s
Read 2248
Write 3,758
Mixed 2,382
SusWrite 932
527% 2,330 MB/s
4K Read 51.7
4K Write 303
4K Mixed 98.6
365% 151 MB/s
DQ Read 2,008
DQ Write 1724
DQ Mixed 1,866
1,398% 1,866 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS304131
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1070 3085 1462 892 909 928 MB/s
Read 2,251
Write 3,666
Mixed 2,289
SusWrite 1391
543% 2,399 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 252
4K Mixed 88.8
322% 130 MB/s
DQ Read 1,656
DQ Write 1,245
DQ Mixed 1,438
1,078% 1,446 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,072,278 SSDs tested.

Typical CS3040 2TB SSD Builds (Compare 97,610 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,053

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