Average Bench: 78% (502nd of 1058)

Based on 13,059 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS900 480GB SSD, PNY CS900 480GB, PNY CS900

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 480GB averaged 21.9% 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 160MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.5MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 480GB is 60.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the PNY CS900 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 250MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 262MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,059 samples)
Min Avg Max
199 Read 370 482
101 Write 262 446
87.3 Mixed 287 374
64.1 SusWrite 250 461
65.6% 292 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.3 4K Read 29.5 39.1
17.7 4K Write 70.2 98.8
9.64 4K Mixed 31.6 43.7
122% 43.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.5 DQ Read 215 303
15.6 DQ Write 265 356
14.7 DQ Mixed 160 224
143% 213 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
117GB free
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 470 477 476 469 478 MB/s
Read 280
Write 106
Mixed 194
SusWrite 473
59% 263 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 92.8
4K Mixed 44.9
160% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 219
190% 279 MB/s
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KA3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 363 411 415 394 409 MB/s
Read 354
Write 342
Mixed 326
SusWrite 390
80% 353 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 34.7
135% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 168
157% 239 MB/s
179GB free
Firmware: CS900E13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 161 162 165 240 277 MB/s
Read 328
Write 150
Mixed 250
SusWrite 222
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 36.2
141% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 197
178% 269 MB/s
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900BB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 36 71 189 36 33 MB/s
Read 377
Write 331
Mixed 334
SusWrite 88.6
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 73.5
4K Mixed 37.6
134% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 212
180% 260 MB/s
189GB free
Firmware: CS9006B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 334 338 99 82 85 81 MB/s
Read 346
Write 118
Mixed 112
SusWrite 170
41% 186 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 30.1
4K Mixed 16.7
70% 22.9 MB/s
DQ Read 28.5
DQ Write 31
DQ Mixed 28.4
22% 29.3 MB/s
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Typical CS900 480GB Builds (Compare 36,944 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $76

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $601

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