Average Bench: 67.4% (640th of 1016)

Based on 13,931 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 32.5% 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 29.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 120GB is 48.4%. 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 101MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 270MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,931 samples)
Min Avg Max
297 Read 393 489
123 Write 270 386
117 Mixed 273 354
49.7 SusWrite 101 190
57.7% 259 MB/s
Min Avg Max
4.07 4K Read 29.5 38.8
19 4K Write 70.3 92.8
9.12 4K Mixed 28.2 37.4
118% 42.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
82.4 DQ Read 202 265
40.5 DQ Write 243 327
18.2 DQ Mixed 146 197
131% 197 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
27GB free
Firmware: CS900212
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 231 237 239 240 233 MB/s
Read 430
Write 365
Mixed 342
SusWrite 231
77% 342 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 94.2
4K Mixed 31.4
137% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 163
153% 232 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 78 80 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 501
Write 266
Mixed 292
SusWrite 87.3
63% 286 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 30.9
141% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 172
152% 226 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 63 75 99 54 60 MB/s
Read 486
Write 171
Mixed 327
SusWrite 96.6
60% 270 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 83.6
4K Mixed 35.9
147% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 29.5
60% 126 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 87 72 72 70 70 MB/s
Read 459
Write 271
Mixed 295
SusWrite 92.5
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 76.1
4K Mixed 33
134% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 195
170% 249 MB/s
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 78 69 68 71 71 MB/s
Read 472
Write 375
Mixed 320
SusWrite 70.9
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 40.6
4K Mixed 31.7
116% 36 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 89.6
113% 201 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,682,322 SSDs tested.

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Typical CS900 120GB Builds (Compare 30,980 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $476

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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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