Average Bench: 74% (573rd of 1054)

Based on 34,598 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS900 240GB SSD, PNY CS900 240SSD, PNY CS900 240GB, PNY CS900

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 240GB averaged 26.0% 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 149MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 240GB is 43.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS900 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 173MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 294MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 34,598 samples)
Min Avg Max
286 Read 397 485
106 Write 294 434
120 Mixed 303 382
55.6 SusWrite 173 366
65.2% 292 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.4 4K Read 30.2 38.6
17.9 4K Write 69 95
12.4 4K Mixed 31.4 41.6
122% 43.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.5 DQ Read 207 304
26.4 DQ Write 254 348
15.6 DQ Mixed 149 209
135% 203 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
136GB free
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 474 471 473 473 471 MB/s
Read 268
Write 107
Mixed 184
SusWrite 471
58% 258 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 82.6
4K Mixed 41.4
144% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 188
155% 217 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 191 69 68 62 67 MB/s
Read 486
Write 248
Mixed 327
SusWrite 122
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 39.8
154% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 183
160% 235 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 358 362 352 60 34 33 MB/s
Read 296
Write 187
Mixed 331
SusWrite 200
57% 253 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 47.7
4K Mixed 10.7
88% 30.3 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 192
150% 205 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,264,564 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS900 240GB Builds (Compare 54,493 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 48%
Desktop 81%
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Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $583

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