Average Bench: 78.7% (446th of 1011)

Based on 2,616 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS900 480GB SSD, PNY CS900 480GB, PNY CS900

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 480GB averaged 21.2% 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 167MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 480GB is 51.2%. 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 259MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 260MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,616 samples)
Min Avg Max
199 Read 369 479
104 Write 260 441
92 Mixed 284 381
82.3 SusWrite 259 456
65.6% 293 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.2 4K Read 28.8 38.7
19.5 4K Write 72.6 99.6
10.7 4K Mixed 31.1 43
122% 44.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.6 DQ Read 226 302
29.5 DQ Write 269 349
22.3 DQ Mixed 167 219
148% 221 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
447GB free
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 471 483 483 484 486 484 MB/s
Read 424
Write 450
Mixed 400
SusWrite 482
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 44
157% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 215
185% 270 MB/s
350GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KA3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 442 454 444 427 430 MB/s
Read 407
Write 295
Mixed 351
SusWrite 403
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 85.1
4K Mixed 37.1
136% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 170
159% 243 MB/s
438GB free
Firmware: CS900BB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 414 413 414 413 411 MB/s
Read 406
Write 339
Mixed 345
SusWrite 414
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 60.1
4K Mixed 33.3
116% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 200
168% 242 MB/s
410GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900112
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 218 135 135 136 134 MB/s
Read 448
Write 247
Mixed 320
SusWrite 194
67% 302 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 82.8
4K Mixed 35.8
141% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 202
173% 252 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 170 249 97 66 102 MB/s
Read 463
Write 143
Mixed 327
SusWrite 161
61% 274 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 38.8
152% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 45.6
82% 164 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 310 107 106 283 290 MB/s
Read 285
Write 113
Mixed 221
SusWrite 254
49% 218 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 77.9
4K Mixed 37.7
143% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 199
170% 247 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: CS900913
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 122 32 25 19 19 MB/s
Read 290
Write 204
Mixed 224
SusWrite 48.6
43% 192 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 79.6
4K Mixed 31
130% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 142
124% 184 MB/s
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Typical CS900 480GB Builds (Compare 17,131 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $71

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $466

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