Average Bench: 63.8% (677th of 1011)

Based on 9,539 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 36.1% 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 143MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 120GB is 43.1%. 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 87.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 246MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,539 samples)
Min Avg Max
291 Read 363 486
105 Write 246 376
107 Mixed 255 333
52.3 SusWrite 87.5 139
52.9% 238 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 28.4 37.5
20.5 4K Write 71.4 96.6
11.8 4K Mixed 26.5 35
115% 42.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
89.9 DQ Read 187 249
45 DQ Write 238 328
26.4 DQ Mixed 143 188
127% 189 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900210
SusWrite @10s intervals: 252 208 211 204 209 213 MB/s
Read 403
Write 372
Mixed 302
SusWrite 216
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 26.6
122% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 195
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 149
145% 226 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900112
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 63 72 73 62 88 MB/s
Read 459
Write 282
Mixed 327
SusWrite 87
64% 289 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 32.7
139% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 182
159% 234 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 226 137 56 57 56 56 MB/s
Read 305
Write 258
Mixed 240
SusWrite 98.1
50% 225 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 32.2
145% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 158
136% 197 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900711
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 51 7.2 63 54 52 MB/s
Read 408
Write 321
Mixed 280
SusWrite 59.3
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 77.1
4K Mixed 23.9
114% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 135
129% 198 MB/s
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 59 52 51 52 51 MB/s
Read 308
Write 173
Mixed 238
SusWrite 52.6
43% 193 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 27.8
128% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 161
138% 200 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 60 122 75 58 44 MB/s
Read 458
Write 232
Mixed 270
SusWrite 70.9
57% 258 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 51.2
4K Mixed 24.3
98% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 172
151% 225 MB/s
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 71 58 57 56 58 MB/s
Read 308
Write 227
Mixed 240
SusWrite 85.2
48% 215 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 66.5
4K Mixed 24
97% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 159
136% 197 MB/s
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AmazonUS $2212 secs
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Typical CS900 120GB Builds (Compare 29,632 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 64%
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Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 54%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $603

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