Average Bench: 75.5% (492nd of 1011)

Based on 1,877 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS900 480GB SSD, PNY CS900 480GB, PNY CS900

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 480GB averaged 24.5% 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 154MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 480GB is 49.5%. 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 213MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 264MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,877 samples)
Min Avg Max
204 Read 374 476
102 Write 264 414
84.4 Mixed 277 361
92.9 SusWrite 213 379
63.1% 282 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.4 4K Read 28.9 38.3
20 4K Write 72.6 101
9.2 4K Mixed 30.2 41.4
121% 43.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.5 DQ Read 222 301
16.2 DQ Write 260 344
15.2 DQ Mixed 154 216
140% 212 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900208
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 350 352 358 362 366 MB/s
Read 399
Write 440
Mixed 351
SusWrite 359
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 90.1
4K Mixed 31.1
132% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 166
164% 259 MB/s
216GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900112
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 308 134 134 135 135 MB/s
Read 451
Write 373
Mixed 329
SusWrite 209
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 86.3
4K Mixed 37.7
148% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 209
180% 262 MB/s
330GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900913
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 101 101 172 220 217 MB/s
Read 296
Write 278
Mixed 226
SusWrite 176
55% 244 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 26.8
118% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 164
154% 235 MB/s
354GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS90
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 54 74 57 61 69 MB/s
Read 338
Write 76.7
Mixed 110
SusWrite 59.6
32% 146 MB/s
4K Read 14.9
4K Write 7.8
4K Mixed 6.6
35% 9.77 MB/s
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Typical CS900 480GB Builds (Compare 13,195 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $74

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $501

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