Average Bench: 79.7% (448th of 1026)

Based on 6,226 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS900 480GB SSD, PNY CS900 480GB, PNY CS900

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 480GB averaged 20.3% 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 163MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 480GB is 59%. 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 257MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 281MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,226 samples)
Min Avg Max
182 Read 359 476
99.5 Write 257 448
83.6 Mixed 289 380
89.3 SusWrite 281 458
66.6% 296 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.8 4K Read 28.3 37.8
19 4K Write 71 95.7
10.6 4K Mixed 32.4 42.4
122% 43.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.3 DQ Read 215 302
16 DQ Write 268 356
14.6 DQ Mixed 163 220
145% 216 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
374GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 339 436 454 464 467 MB/s
Read 404
Write 440
Mixed 364
SusWrite 420
92% 407 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 91.7
4K Mixed 38.9
146% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 358
DQ Mixed 175
165% 251 MB/s
378GB free
Firmware: CS900211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 358 357 359 359 362 MB/s
Read 394
Write 392
Mixed 320
SusWrite 360
83% 367 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 34.2
146% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 173
163% 249 MB/s
276GB free
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 360 135 184 249 138 MB/s
Read 363
Write 114
Mixed 243
SusWrite 247
54% 242 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 81.1
4K Mixed 40.9
153% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 199
170% 248 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 348 341 349 340 350 MB/s
Read 326
Write 318
Mixed 303
SusWrite 347
73% 323 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 81
4K Mixed 37.1
137% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 148
124% 179 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900913
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 174 213 147 118 161 MB/s
Read 294
Write 287
Mixed 225
SusWrite 180
55% 246 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 76.9
4K Mixed 30.1
126% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 162
152% 232 MB/s
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Typical CS900 480GB Builds (Compare 51,358 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $491

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