Average Bench: 73.2% (530th of 1011)

Based on 9,501 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS900 240GB SSD, PNY CS900 240SSD, PNY CS900 240GB, PNY CS900

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 240GB averaged 26.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 155MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 240GB is 53.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS900 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 176MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 279MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,501 samples)
Min Avg Max
292 Read 404 486
112 Write 279 438
134 Mixed 294 386
65.2 SusWrite 176 333
64.3% 288 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.4 4K Read 28.6 38.3
20.1 4K Write 70.6 96.5
11.5 4K Mixed 29.6 42.2
119% 42.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
55.9 DQ Read 209 307
43.5 DQ Write 255 350
18.2 DQ Mixed 155 215
138% 206 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900812
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 299 291 297 278 174 MB/s
Read 409
Write 275
Mixed 279
SusWrite 272
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 38.6
146% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 214
183% 267 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900B12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 202 195 203 204 211 MB/s
Read 421
Write 400
Mixed 342
SusWrite 215
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 40.3
145% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 208
172% 244 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 32 135 18 114 31 MB/s
Read 453
Write 157
Mixed 341
SusWrite 76.8
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 37.4
147% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 81.9
DQ Mixed 23.7
55% 120 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: CS900112
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 186 66 65 66 65 MB/s
Read 408
Write 238
Mixed 266
SusWrite 116
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 15.4
4K Write 37.4
4K Mixed 16.6
64% 23.1 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 122
99% 140 MB/s
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Typical CS900 240GB Builds (Compare 31,969 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Workstation 53%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $551

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6 months ago.

170Mo/s write for 5Go first and then down to 80Mo/s after


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