Average Bench: 68.4% (673rd of 1058)

Based on 36,987 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 31.5% 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 147MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 120GB is 49.6%. 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 268MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,987 samples)
Min Avg Max
298 Read 399 492
131 Write 268 387
120 Mixed 276 363
52.1 SusWrite 105 184
58.3% 262 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.55 4K Read 29.4 40.1
23.8 4K Write 71.5 93.9
10.4 4K Mixed 28.8 39
119% 43.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
70.5 DQ Read 208 271
29.6 DQ Write 241 330
17.9 DQ Mixed 147 199
132% 199 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 120 62 72 73 72 MB/s
Read 487
Write 263
Mixed 324
SusWrite 95.1
65% 292 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 39.2
162% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 194
167% 243 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 144 74 75 74 74 MB/s
Read 472
Write 264
Mixed 332
SusWrite 138
67% 302 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 67.7
4K Mixed 32.3
129% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 194
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 157
126% 177 MB/s
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 60 129 61 96 70 MB/s
Read 451
Write 313
Mixed 261
SusWrite 106
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 6.4
4K Write 45.4
4K Mixed 26.7
68% 26.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1.1
DQ Write 64.8
DQ Mixed 0.9
10% 22.3 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 91 56 67 54 44 MB/s
Read 319
Write 233
Mixed 197
SusWrite 69.6
46% 205 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 27.9
4K Mixed 16.1
65% 21.2 MB/s
DQ Read 193
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 128
106% 154 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900106
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 69 47 73 45 74 MB/s
Read 446
Write 64.3
Mixed 89.4
SusWrite 60.6
36% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 18.3
4K Mixed 17.4
32% 12 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 64.1
DQ Mixed 90.4
86% 140 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 101 40 77 46 56 MB/s
Read 420
Write 231
Mixed 220
SusWrite 82.7
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 9.4
4K Mixed 20.5
32% 10.1 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 19.1
DQ Mixed 30.6
36% 66.3 MB/s
1GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 54 98 63 31 101 MB/s
Read 463
Write 288
Mixed 305
SusWrite 75.3
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 17.3
4K Mixed 9
21% 8.83 MB/s
DQ Read 88.1
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 90
85% 129 MB/s
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Typical CS900 120GB Builds (Compare 64,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $62

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $560

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This SSD saved my 2013 laptop!


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19 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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