Average Bench: 75.9% (466th of 996)

Based on 1,499 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS900 480GB SSD, PNY CS900 480GB, PNY CS900

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 480GB averaged 24.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS900 480GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 159MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 480GB is 45.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS900 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 219MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 249MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,499 samples)
Min Avg Max
204 Read 374 473
102 Write 249 425
84.4 Mixed 275 358
80.2 SusWrite 219 388
62.5% 279 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.9 4K Read 28.3 38.7
20.5 4K Write 71.8 99.7
9.5 4K Mixed 29.9 40.7
119% 43.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.3 DQ Read 235 303
40.8 DQ Write 276 344
15.4 DQ Mixed 159 217
147% 223 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
100GB free
Firmware: CS900106
SusWrite @10s intervals: 432 219 120 120 119 120 MB/s
Read 464
Write 165
Mixed 354
SusWrite 188
65% 293 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 39.1
155% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 207
189% 289 MB/s
370GB free
Firmware: CS900913
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 228 228 228 229 228 MB/s
Read 294
Write 297
Mixed 228
SusWrite 239
60% 265 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 90
4K Mixed 32.3
140% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 165
154% 235 MB/s
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900913
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 209 221 207 215 222 MB/s
Read 294
Write 226
Mixed 226
SusWrite 208
54% 239 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 31.8
129% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 167
154% 233 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: CS900211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 33 9.9 58 83 9.8 MB/s
Read 395
Write 341
Mixed 244
SusWrite 89.9
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 20.8
107% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 59.6
98% 188 MB/s
442GB free
Firmware: CS900211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 323 320 329 326 325 MB/s
Read 344
Write 324
Mixed 146
SusWrite 320
64% 283 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 43.2
4K Mixed 7.6
54% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 209
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 69.4
88% 156 MB/s
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Typical CS900 480GB Builds (Compare 21,944 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 122%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $171

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,543

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