Average Bench: 79.3% (492nd of 1071)

Based on 17,946 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS900 480GB SSD, PNY CS900 480GB, PNY CS900

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 480GB averaged 20.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 164MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 480GB is 55.4%. 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 252MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 262MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,946 samples)
Min Avg Max
178 Read 370 480
101 Write 262 445
84.7 Mixed 292 378
75.3 SusWrite 252 464
65.9% 294 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.4 4K Read 30.2 39.4
19.3 4K Write 72.4 98.6
8.98 4K Mixed 32.1 43.1
125% 44.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.8 DQ Read 222 300
15.4 DQ Write 267 354
16.1 DQ Mixed 164 220
146% 218 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
279GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KA3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 352 357 391 414 411 MB/s
Read 316
Write 368
Mixed 282
SusWrite 373
76% 335 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 53.7
4K Mixed 27.4
101% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 153
133% 197 MB/s
424GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900615
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 196 200 72 71 64 MB/s
Read 306
Write 164
Mixed 280
SusWrite 165
51% 229 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 56.7
4K Mixed 22.4
92% 33.7 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 181
151% 216 MB/s
426GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900615
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 156 159 151 172 178 MB/s
Read 333
Write 282
Mixed 240
SusWrite 160
57% 254 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 45.7
4K Mixed 22.1
82% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 179
152% 220 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: CS900211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 381 417 388 417 425 402 MB/s
Read 242
Write 101
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 405
46% 207 MB/s
4K Read 12.4
4K Write 19.1
4K Mixed 8.1
39% 13.2 MB/s
DQ Read 12.4
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 138
89% 98.7 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 458 47 29 28 132 MB/s
Read 302
Write 21.9
Mixed 27.7
SusWrite 149
27% 125 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 12
4K Mixed 8.4
64% 17.2 MB/s
DQ Read 26.2
DQ Write 12.1
DQ Mixed 15.1
12% 17.8 MB/s
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Typical CS900 480GB Builds (Compare 6,854 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $84

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $504

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