Average Bench: 79.3% (495th of 1074)

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 BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
443GB free
Firmware: CS900KB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 457 456 457 462 463 MB/s
Read 396
Write 120
Mixed 324
SusWrite 458
73% 325 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 82.8
4K Mixed 37.3
139% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 175
161% 244 MB/s
226GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 157 252 173 129 146 MB/s
Read 455
Write 138
Mixed 364
SusWrite 191
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 35.5
135% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 216
188% 278 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 27 2.8 3.7 4.2 2.9 MB/s
Read 431
Write 418
Mixed 308
SusWrite 74.4
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 44.6
4K Mixed 32.3
103% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 170
128% 174 MB/s
211GB free
Firmware: CS900M13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 300 190 90 91 90 MB/s
Read 317
Write 102
Mixed 102
SusWrite 177
38% 174 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 42.5
4K Mixed 24.9
86% 29.4 MB/s
DQ Read 65.2
DQ Write 97.4
DQ Mixed 141
90% 101 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 118 3.7 2.9 3.3 2.5 MB/s
Read 400
Write 202
Mixed 243
SusWrite 81.2
51% 232 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 18.7
4K Mixed 18.5
68% 20.1 MB/s
DQ Read 123
DQ Write 18.3
DQ Mixed 30.7
33% 57.4 MB/s
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Typical CS900 480GB Builds (Compare 8,998 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $447

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