Average Bench: 67.5% (687th of 1058)

Based on 34,949 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS900 120GB SSD, PN CS900 120GB SSD, PNY CS900 120GB, PNY CS900

Above average average bench

The PNY CS900 120GB averaged 32.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 144MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 120GB is 50.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS900 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 103MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 254MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,949 samples)
Min Avg Max
292 Read 396 491
102 Write 254 376
104 Mixed 272 353
50.9 SusWrite 103 158
57% 256 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.72 4K Read 30.2 40.6
14.6 4K Write 68.9 93.3
1.9 4K Mixed 28.1 40.8
118% 42.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
64.9 DQ Read 205 264
31.2 DQ Write 233 324
17.4 DQ Mixed 144 198
129% 194 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
112GB free
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 160 94 95 96 94 MB/s
Read 469
Write 371
Mixed 348
SusWrite 156
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 36.9
145% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 203
177% 261 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 199 82 81 82 81 MB/s
Read 491
Write 376
Mixed 352
SusWrite 154
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 37
148% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 166
136% 194 MB/s
45GB free
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 74 136 74 75 74 MB/s
Read 485
Write 227
Mixed 329
SusWrite 108
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 76.7
4K Mixed 34.9
141% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 156
126% 178 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 259 128 65 65 47 MB/s
Read 314
Write 213
Mixed 238
SusWrite 119
49% 221 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 27.1
126% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 159
136% 195 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900BB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 119 110 102 87 68 MB/s
Read 380
Write 349
Mixed 335
SusWrite 132
67% 299 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 24.3
84% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 184
160% 234 MB/s
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 Prices

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Typical CS900 120GB Builds (Compare 59,666 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $79

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $589

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3 months ago.

This SSD saved my 2013 laptop!


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17 months ago.

Excellent SSD for PC Builders with very tight budget ($300 and below). However, the performance and capacity is low hence the SSD's low price.


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