Average Bench: 63.6% (665th of 1003)

Based on 8,010 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 36.3% 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 142MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 120GB is 44.2%. 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 90.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 252MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,010 samples)
Min Avg Max
292 Read 375 478
112 Write 252 376
92.5 Mixed 254 337
49.2 SusWrite 90.6 205
54% 243 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.72 4K Read 27.5 36.5
15.6 4K Write 69.9 93.8
10.7 4K Mixed 25.7 34.2
112% 41 MB/s
Min Avg Max
85.8 DQ Read 189 249
33.7 DQ Write 239 335
17.9 DQ Mixed 142 186
127% 190 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
70GB free
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 73 114 71 72 81 MB/s
Read 466
Write 384
Mixed 365
SusWrite 106
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 34.3
150% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 196
175% 262 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 115 57 58 57 57 MB/s
Read 484
Write 264
Mixed 292
SusWrite 88.3
62% 282 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 83.5
4K Mixed 29.6
128% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 176
155% 230 MB/s
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 0.2 0.7 0.1 12 30 MB/s
Read 308
Write 220
Mixed 239
SusWrite 40.9
45% 202 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 75.1
4K Mixed 30.8
127% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 160
137% 198 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 195 58 53 52 53 MB/s
Read 300
Write 256
Mixed 238
SusWrite 108
50% 226 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 63.3
4K Mixed 21.8
97% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 157
136% 198 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,238,180 SSDs tested.

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AmazonUS $1814 mins
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Typical CS900 120GB Builds (Compare 27,334 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $119

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $547

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