Average Bench: 82% (419th of 1040)

Based on 7,363 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS900 480GB SSD, PNY CS900 480GB, PNY CS900

Very good average bench

The PNY CS900 480GB averaged just 18.0% 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 161MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 480GB is 56.5%. 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 274MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 294MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,363 samples)
Min Avg Max
187 Read 366 476
101 Write 274 452
84.9 Mixed 294 379
88.9 SusWrite 296 467
69.1% 308 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.7 4K Read 28.9 36.7
19.6 4K Write 74.2 97.9
11.3 4K Mixed 32.8 41.5
125% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.8 DQ Read 215 292
16.8 DQ Write 276 358
17.3 DQ Mixed 161 216
145% 217 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: CS900KB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 461 460 467 468 465 MB/s
Read 443
Write 433
Mixed 372
SusWrite 462
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 84.2
4K Mixed 38.2
140% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 175
163% 248 MB/s
318GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 422 428 451 462 460 MB/s
Read 416
Write 297
Mixed 362
SusWrite 439
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 37.7
143% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 177
165% 249 MB/s
379GB free
Firmware: CS900KB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 459 457 471 467 469 MB/s
Read 383
Write 433
Mixed 330
SusWrite 457
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 36.1
136% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 176
162% 245 MB/s
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS9006B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 115 115 115 121 71 MB/s
Read 501
Write 340
Mixed 337
SusWrite 119
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 90.6
4K Mixed 35.8
152% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 191
171% 257 MB/s
388GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KA3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 299 338 340 340 342 MB/s
Read 360
Write 334
Mixed 256
SusWrite 309
71% 315 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 46.2
4K Mixed 28.6
97% 32.7 MB/s
DQ Read 30.5
DQ Write 78.3
DQ Mixed 37.9
34% 48.9 MB/s
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Typical CS900 480GB Builds (Compare 18,415 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $83

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $492

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