Average Bench: 67.2% (693rd of 1058)

Based on 29,124 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 32.7% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 143MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 120GB is 47.1%. 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 267MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 29,124 samples)
Min Avg Max
296 Read 400 492
113 Write 267 384
99.6 Mixed 276 354
47.7 SusWrite 106 227
58.4% 262 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 29.1 39.5
20.5 4K Write 68.4 92
7.38 4K Mixed 27.4 38.3
116% 41.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
65.8 DQ Read 208 275
20.2 DQ Write 235 329
18.2 DQ Mixed 143 197
129% 195 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900615
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 104 83 84 79 254 MB/s
Read 412
Write 107
Mixed 310
SusWrite 161
55% 248 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 77.3
4K Mixed 39.7
146% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 185
160% 236 MB/s
102GB free
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 98 76 90 121 81 MB/s
Read 306
Write 364
Mixed 297
SusWrite 135
62% 276 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 61.9
4K Mixed 36
130% 43.9 MB/s
DQ Read 39.3
DQ Write 80.5
DQ Mixed 43.3
38% 54.4 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,499,237 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS900 120GB Builds (Compare 71,302 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 47%
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $653

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4 months ago.

This SSD saved my 2013 laptop!


23 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.


2 months ago.

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

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