Average Bench: 77.7% (506th of 1058)

Based on 11,215 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS900 480GB SSD, PNY CS900 480GB, PNY CS900

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 480GB averaged 22.2% 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 160MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 480GB is 57.9%. 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 258MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,215 samples)
Min Avg Max
188 Read 362 480
97.8 Write 258 446
82.6 Mixed 284 374
70.4 SusWrite 252 464
64.8% 289 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.6 4K Read 29.2 39
18.9 4K Write 71.1 100
9.31 4K Mixed 31.4 43
122% 43.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.4 DQ Read 216 302
15.1 DQ Write 264 356
14.9 DQ Mixed 160 221
143% 213 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
254GB free
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 455 178 107 105 110 MB/s
Read 450
Write 407
Mixed 336
SusWrite 236
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 45.2
171% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 218
186% 269 MB/s
246GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 306 147 193 149 187 91 MB/s
Read 474
Write 197
Mixed 338
SusWrite 179
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 95.2
4K Mixed 43.4
164% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 220
186% 269 MB/s
377GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 443 442 436 437 435 MB/s
Read 381
Write 232
Mixed 350
SusWrite 437
79% 350 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 56.1
4K Mixed 30.6
106% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 175
163% 248 MB/s
343GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS9006B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 334 162 65 71 67 MB/s
Read 435
Write 334
Mixed 313
SusWrite 166
70% 312 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 32.9
154% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 184
167% 251 MB/s
380GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS9006B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 322 70 69 69 71 MB/s
Read 334
Write 94.9
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 158
37% 168 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 26.2
4K Mixed 16
62% 20.1 MB/s
DQ Read 26.4
DQ Write 30.6
DQ Mixed 28.2
21% 28.4 MB/s
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Typical CS900 480GB Builds (Compare 33,431 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $604

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