Average Bench: 79.3% (444th of 1016)

Based on 3,828 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 157MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 480GB is 55.7%. 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 270MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 278MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,828 samples)
Min Avg Max
204 Read 374 474
102 Write 278 442
85.5 Mixed 288 378
88.8 SusWrite 270 453
67.8% 302 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.2 4K Read 29.3 38.3
20 4K Write 71.1 95.3
9.82 4K Mixed 31.8 42.9
123% 44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.6 DQ Read 215 300
15.9 DQ Write 253 354
14.8 DQ Mixed 157 219
140% 208 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
428GB free
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 466 469 466 469 467 MB/s
Read 426
Write 437
Mixed 393
SusWrite 466
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 81
4K Mixed 40.3
144% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 215
186% 271 MB/s
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 336 368 367 367 370 MB/s
Read 403
Write 415
Mixed 323
SusWrite 351
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 29.8
127% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 138
119% 176 MB/s
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900913
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 199 208 221 223 213 MB/s
Read 288
Write 302
Mixed 216
SusWrite 216
58% 256 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 72.3
4K Mixed 29.5
122% 44.1 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 157
140% 209 MB/s
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900913
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 220 211 218 222 225 MB/s
Read 296
Write 297
Mixed 227
SusWrite 227
59% 262 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 70.3
4K Mixed 28.5
119% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 154
138% 207 MB/s
222GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 89 89 74 113 78 MB/s
Read 386
Write 203
Mixed 268
SusWrite 114
54% 243 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 14.8
4K Mixed 17.4
74% 20.5 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 14.7
DQ Mixed 26.4
33% 63.3 MB/s
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Typical CS900 480GB Builds (Compare 25,643 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 56%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $72

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $464

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