Average Bench: 68.9% (646th of 1040)

Based on 24,688 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 31.0% 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 150MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 120GB is 47.5%. 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 108MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 269MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,688 samples)
Min Avg Max
300 Read 406 489
117 Write 269 388
102 Mixed 278 355
52.8 SusWrite 108 184
58.9% 265 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 30.3 40.1
22.2 4K Write 70.1 93.3
11.7 4K Mixed 28.9 39
120% 43.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
56.1 DQ Read 209 264
37.7 DQ Write 236 327
18.7 DQ Mixed 150 199
133% 198 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 80 58 63 66 63 MB/s
Read 469
Write 310
Mixed 333
SusWrite 88.3
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 60.3
4K Mixed 32.6
130% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 106
122% 208 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 122 61 48 56 29 MB/s
Read 448
Write 300
Mixed 306
SusWrite 63.5
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 75.2
4K Mixed 32.1
131% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 178
158% 234 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 86 70 57 56 74 MB/s
Read 434
Write 178
Mixed 317
SusWrite 80.2
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 70
4K Mixed 32.7
129% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 31.7
88% 186 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 79 57 56 56 57 MB/s
Read 416
Write 91.5
Mixed 261
SusWrite 77.2
46% 212 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 75.3
4K Mixed 28.5
124% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 162
145% 217 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 80 73 54 62 55 MB/s
Read 306
Write 246
Mixed 236
SusWrite 67
48% 214 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 31.1
141% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 199
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 162
142% 209 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 143 65 65 31 65 MB/s
Read 297
Write 202
Mixed 230
SusWrite 88.1
46% 204 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 29.6
126% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 158
137% 200 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 221 73 73 77 78 MB/s
Read 326
Write 241
Mixed 254
SusWrite 137
54% 240 MB/s
4K Read 13.7
4K Write 47.2
4K Mixed 14.2
64% 25 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 124
127% 204 MB/s
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Typical CS900 120GB Builds (Compare 41,141 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 49%
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Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $63

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $496

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11 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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