Average Bench: 65.4% (662nd of 1011)

Based on 13,644 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 34.6% 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 137MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 120GB is 47.8%. 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 95.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 259MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,644 samples)
Min Avg Max
296 Read 371 482
139 Write 259 381
134 Mixed 260 343
46 SusWrite 95.3 188
54.8% 246 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 28.9 37.8
16.3 4K Write 73 102
11.4 4K Mixed 27.3 35.9
117% 43.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
88.4 DQ Read 188 257
18.2 DQ Write 234 328
13.3 DQ Mixed 137 192
124% 186 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 136 71 72 70 72 MB/s
Read 365
Write 243
Mixed 288
SusWrite 102
56% 249 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 75.1
4K Mixed 37.5
144% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 159
133% 192 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900E12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 232 160 157 166 167 169 MB/s
Read 416
Write 392
Mixed 352
SusWrite 175
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 57.1
4K Mixed 29.6
112% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 179
161% 239 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 156 99 68 78 46 MB/s
Read 293
Write 246
Mixed 234
SusWrite 96.7
49% 217 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 26.8
134% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 37.7
DQ Mixed 29.4
41% 79.9 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 59 58 59 56 58 MB/s
Read 302
Write 199
Mixed 234
SusWrite 71.4
45% 202 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 56.4
4K Mixed 25.2
103% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 84.2
100% 171 MB/s
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 75 56 56 58 58 MB/s
Read 306
Write 254
Mixed 233
SusWrite 65.9
48% 215 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 54.7
4K Mixed 26.8
104% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 139
105% 138 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,850,671 SSDs tested.

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Typical CS900 120GB Builds (Compare 26,926 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $111

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $462

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