Average Bench: 69.3% (680th of 1071)

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.


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.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 106MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 268MB/s

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%
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 100 79 82 89 83 MB/s
Read 390
Write 240
Mixed 293
SusWrite 105
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 71.8
4K Mixed 30.2
130% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 189
161% 234 MB/s
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 45 58 49 37 45 MB/s
Read 426
Write 112
Mixed 300
SusWrite 73
50% 228 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 65.2
4K Mixed 30.8
121% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 92
DQ Mixed 18.8
54% 120 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 51 113 60 87 37 MB/s
Read 352
Write 234
Mixed 261
SusWrite 97.6
53% 236 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 60.8
4K Mixed 29.5
116% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 32.9
77% 162 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 65,446,528 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS900 120GB Builds (Compare 13,257 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 44%
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Desktop 79%
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $521

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14 months ago.

This SSD saved my 2013 laptop!


3 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.


18 months ago.

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

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