Average Bench: 69.3% (668th of 1059)

Based on 42,924 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 30.6% 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 146MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 31.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 120GB is 45.3%. 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 106MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 268MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,924 samples)
Min Avg Max
296 Read 395 488
107 Write 268 408
112 Mixed 281 361
50.9 SusWrite 106 177
58.5% 263 MB/s
Min Avg Max
4.42 4K Read 31.2 40.2
26 4K Write 73.2 96.6
8.44 4K Mixed 28.8 38.7
123% 44.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
97.4 DQ Read 209 268
32.5 DQ Write 241 325
15.1 DQ Mixed 146 197
132% 199 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 98 62 62 62 63 MB/s
Read 402
Write 337
Mixed 306
SusWrite 68.4
62% 278 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 30.8
138% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 184
166% 247 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 227 58 57 58 58 MB/s
Read 312
Write 264
Mixed 253
SusWrite 121
53% 237 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 32.2
140% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 162
139% 200 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 71 62 63 64 64 MB/s
Read 362
Write 150
Mixed 274
SusWrite 64.7
47% 213 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 80.8
4K Mixed 31
131% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 112
114% 183 MB/s
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 175 37 47 37 45 MB/s
Read 338
Write 206
Mixed 249
SusWrite 60.7
47% 214 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 30
130% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 10.3
51% 120 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 59,026,394 SSDs tested.

 Prices

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Typical CS900 120GB Builds (Compare 10,925 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $551

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 Comments

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8 months ago.

This SSD saved my 2013 laptop!


Average

2 years 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.


Good

12 months ago.

Cheap, fast enough, and does the job well. Great.


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