Average Bench: 68% (673rd of 1053)

Based on 31,344 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 31.9% 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 152MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 120GB is 50.1%. 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 108MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 269MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,344 samples)
Min Avg Max
295 Read 398 487
128 Write 269 386
121 Mixed 279 355
51.7 SusWrite 108 171
58.6% 263 MB/s
Min Avg Max
3.49 4K Read 29.7 40.8
21.9 4K Write 69.3 97.5
3.86 4K Mixed 28.2 41.5
118% 42.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
79.5 DQ Read 209 270
36.9 DQ Write 241 328
21.9 DQ Mixed 152 201
135% 201 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 142 74 72 74 72 MB/s
Read 478
Write 351
Mixed 332
SusWrite 129
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 88.1
4K Mixed 36.1
151% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 189
168% 248 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 62 112 59 43 55 MB/s
Read 396
Write 255
Mixed 303
SusWrite 69.2
57% 256 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 91.2
4K Mixed 33.5
145% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 183
162% 239 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 232 146 79 55 62 54 MB/s
Read 300
Write 244
Mixed 226
SusWrite 105
49% 219 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 73.7
4K Mixed 26.8
111% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 160
137% 199 MB/s
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 52 56 59 62 60 MB/s
Read 291
Write 249
Mixed 222
SusWrite 64.7
46% 207 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 38.3
4K Mixed 19
75% 25.9 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 144
104% 135 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,844,261 SSDs tested.

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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $578

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15 days ago.

This SSD saved my 2013 laptop!


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14 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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