Average Bench: 75.7% (464th of 991)

Based on 825 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS900 480GB SSD, PNY CS900 480GB, PNY CS900

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 480GB averaged 24.2% 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 153MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 480GB is 48.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS900 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 236MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 242MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 825 samples)
Min Avg Max
191 Read 373 469
100 Write 236 432
83.4 Mixed 269 350
76.5 SusWrite 242 389
62.6% 280 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.8 4K Read 27.6 38
20 4K Write 71.4 100
9.11 4K Mixed 28.7 40.6
116% 42.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.5 DQ Read 217 279
27.5 DQ Write 262 349
20.5 DQ Mixed 153 215
139% 211 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900212
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 383 391 392 387 391 MB/s
Read 404
Write 446
Mixed 346
SusWrite 386
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 34
137% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 181
170% 260 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: CS900211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 390 363 375 401 375 374 MB/s
Read 406
Write 203
Mixed 330
SusWrite 380
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 30.2
128% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 164
160% 248 MB/s
337GB free
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 349 107 107 109 107 MB/s
Read 458
Write 314
Mixed 334
SusWrite 202
73% 327 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 39.9
154% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 204
176% 258 MB/s
289GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 237 101 103 105 104 102 MB/s
Read 392
Write 131
Mixed 361
SusWrite 125
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 90.5
4K Mixed 42.6
162% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 217
186% 270 MB/s
390GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900913
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 216 224 222 222 225 MB/s
Read 294
Write 296
Mixed 230
SusWrite 216
58% 259 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 93.6
4K Mixed 33
144% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 166
154% 236 MB/s
419GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 209 93 93 95 93 MB/s
Read 447
Write 336
Mixed 315
SusWrite 161
70% 315 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 45.3
4K Mixed 26.9
98% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 186
166% 250 MB/s
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Typical CS900 480GB Builds (Compare 19,877 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 122%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 94%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,568

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