Average Bench: 69.3% (632nd of 1030)

Based on 22,094 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 30.7% 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 149MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 120GB is 51.7%. 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 105MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 270MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,094 samples)
Min Avg Max
297 Read 403 486
128 Write 270 392
119 Mixed 278 346
52 SusWrite 105 155
58.8% 264 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1 4K Read 30.8 40.3
14.4 4K Write 71.2 94.6
11.4 4K Mixed 29.3 38.8
122% 43.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
83.7 DQ Read 210 265
30.5 DQ Write 237 328
17.7 DQ Mixed 149 200
133% 199 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 334 103 82 83 83 82 MB/s
Read 485
Write 378
Mixed 330
SusWrite 128
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 90.9
4K Mixed 38.2
158% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 188
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 184
145% 199 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 224 101 65 58 57 57 MB/s
Read 309
Write 194
Mixed 235
SusWrite 93.6
46% 208 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 31.4
138% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 154
133% 194 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: CS900210
SusWrite @10s intervals: 224 180 181 181 182 182 MB/s
Read 437
Write 338
Mixed 279
SusWrite 188
69% 311 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 9.4
4K Mixed 11.6
55% 14.8 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 9.2
DQ Mixed 16.6
23% 45.8 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 264 224 75 75 72 76 MB/s
Read 370
Write 256
Mixed 258
SusWrite 131
57% 254 MB/s
4K Read 11.2
4K Write 14.1
4K Mixed 11.1
39% 12.1 MB/s
DQ Read 88.2
DQ Write 62.1
DQ Mixed 72.9
55% 74.4 MB/s
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 68 33 35 35 37 MB/s
Read 292
Write 216
Mixed 236
SusWrite 46.8
44% 198 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 15.9
4K Mixed 0.6
57% 16 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 12.3
DQ Mixed 23.1
32% 63.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,807,460 SSDs tested.

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Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $453

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7 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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