Average Bench: 72.8% (582nd of 1040)

Based on 30,177 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS900 240GB SSD, PNY CS900 240SSD, PNY CS900 240GB, PNY CS900

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 240GB averaged 27.1% 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 156MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 240GB is 49.7%. 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 164MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 286MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,177 samples)
Min Avg Max
286 Read 397 478
112 Write 286 429
85.9 Mixed 298 381
53.2 SusWrite 164 342
63.9% 286 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12 4K Read 29.3 38.2
15.7 4K Write 68.8 95.4
10.6 4K Mixed 31.1 41.9
121% 43.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.2 DQ Read 206 307
17 DQ Write 251 345
17.8 DQ Mixed 156 211
138% 204 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
87GB free
Firmware: CS900813
SusWrite @10s intervals: 231 296 302 302 304 303 MB/s
Read 425
Write 213
Mixed 278
SusWrite 290
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 42.2
165% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 224
192% 282 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 321 63 64 62 63 MB/s
Read 456
Write 329
Mixed 332
SusWrite 151
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 32.9
140% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 180
162% 244 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900E13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 163 155 150 149 142 MB/s
Read 314
Write 243
Mixed 238
SusWrite 168
54% 241 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 73.1
4K Mixed 32.7
112% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 199
180% 271 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 108 75 74 77 76 MB/s
Read 437
Write 284
Mixed 337
SusWrite 127
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 65
4K Mixed 28.3
119% 41.7 MB/s
DQ Read 184
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 192
153% 211 MB/s
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900BB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 53 48 30 29 19 MB/s
Read 347
Write 208
Mixed 302
SusWrite 88.1
53% 237 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 70.8
4K Mixed 31.6
116% 42.5 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 206
177% 258 MB/s
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 278 300 255 192 211 MB/s
Read 295
Write 260
Mixed 236
SusWrite 255
59% 262 MB/s
4K Read 14.7
4K Write 19.2
4K Mixed 16.4
54% 16.8 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 134
132% 208 MB/s
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Typical CS900 240GB Builds (Compare 41,141 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 49%
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Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $63

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $503

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


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