Average Bench: 64.6% (669th of 1011)

Based on 10,923 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 35.3% 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 135MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 120GB is 38.1%. 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 92.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 248MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,923 samples)
Min Avg Max
294 Read 362 478
127 Write 248 372
99.5 Mixed 253 333
50.8 SusWrite 92.5 202
53.2% 239 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.7 4K Read 29.3 37.2
29.6 4K Write 71.7 95.1
13.1 4K Mixed 26.9 35
117% 42.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
100 DQ Read 189 258
36.4 DQ Write 228 325
17.4 DQ Mixed 135 193
122% 184 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
87GB free
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 259 124 58 58 58 58 MB/s
Read 312
Write 238
Mixed 240
SusWrite 102
50% 223 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 33.4
142% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 163
140% 203 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 95 58 65 60 58 MB/s
Read 307
Write 253
Mixed 239
SusWrite 94
50% 223 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 31.5
135% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 162
139% 201 MB/s
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900210
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 199 202 250 217 246 MB/s
Read 295
Write 98.7
Mixed 154
SusWrite 218
43% 191 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 73.8
4K Mixed 22.6
103% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 192
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 148
140% 214 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900711
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 47 50 79 40 3.8 MB/s
Read 405
Write 351
Mixed 290
SusWrite 57.7
62% 276 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 23.1
122% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 129
130% 204 MB/s
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Typical CS900 120GB Builds (Compare 31,943 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $530

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