Average Bench: 80.2% (453rd of 1040)

Based on 9,185 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS900 480GB SSD, PNY CS900 480GB, PNY CS900

Very good average bench

The PNY CS900 480GB averaged just 19.7% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 161MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 480GB is 55.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS900 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 261MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 284MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 9,185 samples)
Min Avg Max
182 Read 360 479
102 Write 261 450
84.3 Mixed 286 376
83.8 SusWrite 284 464
66.9% 298 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.8 4K Read 29.1 39.1
18.6 4K Write 72 99.6
10.7 4K Mixed 32.2 42.6
124% 44.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 DQ Read 216 301
15.8 DQ Write 270 358
18.4 DQ Mixed 161 222
144% 215 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
328GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KA3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 449 455 457 459 458 MB/s
Read 380
Write 425
Mixed 362
SusWrite 450
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 93.9
4K Mixed 38.4
148% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 169
158% 240 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: CS900KB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 28 30 182 433 440 MB/s
Read 422
Write 397
Mixed 304
SusWrite 213
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 76.2
4K Mixed 34.4
126% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 173
156% 235 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,280,786 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS900 480GB Builds (Compare 26,594 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 49%
Desktop 82%
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Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $83

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $605

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