Average Bench: 60% (783rd of 1058)

Based on 360 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS90 0 120GB SSD

Above average average bench

The PNY CS90 0 120GB SSD averaged 39.9% 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 132MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS90 0 120GB SSD is 53.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS90 0 120GB SSD performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 121MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 253MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 360 samples)
Min Avg Max
293 Read 370 481
118 Write 253 379
121 Mixed 261 333
40.9 SusWrite 121 296
56% 251 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.51 4K Read 25.5 38.1
15.9 4K Write 55.6 84.6
5.51 4K Mixed 24.6 36.7
99.6% 35.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
69.6 DQ Read 176 243
45.6 DQ Write 173 269
24.9 DQ Mixed 132 179
111% 160 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS90
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 145 66 65 77 65 MB/s
Read 394
Write 290
Mixed 303
SusWrite 125
62% 278 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 77.3
4K Mixed 25.1
120% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 161
137% 200 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS90
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 78 64 65 39 41 MB/s
Read 306
Write 250
Mixed 251
SusWrite 54.3
48% 215 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 88.1
4K Mixed 32.2
140% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 7.9
DQ Mixed 3.6
24% 61.6 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 4101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 246 80 59 59 59 59 MB/s
Read 307
Write 232
Mixed 236
SusWrite 93.9
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 38.6
4K Mixed 23.3
87% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 132
111% 161 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS90
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 98 38 77 35 54 MB/s
Read 302
Write 212
Mixed 126
SusWrite 64.5
39% 176 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 17
4K Mixed 18.3
33% 11.9 MB/s
DQ Read 86.8
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 149
108% 136 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,061,766 SSDs tested.

Typical CS90 0 120GB SSD Builds (Compare 121 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: EVGA 122-CK-NF68

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 27% - Poor Total price: $440

Popular CS90 0 120GB SSD compatible motherboards:

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