Average Bench: 185% (73rd of 1003)

Based on 128 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS2030 480GB SSD

Outstanding average bench

The PNY CS2030 480GB SSD averaged 85.1% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS2030 480GB SSD near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,613MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 211MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS2030 480GB SSD is 119%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the PNY CS2030 480GB SSD performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 628MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 95.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 128 samples)
Min Avg Max
768 Read 1,613 2,428
281 Write 977 1,352
360 Mixed 1,041 1,649
205 SusWrite 628 1,108
237% 1,065 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.4 4K Read 33.9 42.3
59.8 4K Write 95.2 123
20.3 4K Mixed 40 55.7
153% 56.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.3 DQ Read 468 972
79.7 DQ Write 375 771
19.1 DQ Mixed 211 512
215% 351 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS203021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 661 298 748 1267 432 MB/s
Read 1,045
Write 271
Mixed 391
SusWrite 638
130% 586 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 45.1
174% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 912
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 356
328% 521 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS203021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 348 282 293 291 283 MB/s
Read 1,014
Write 310
Mixed 413
SusWrite 321
113% 515 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 42.8
153% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 840
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 338
307% 485 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS203021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 272 209 212 197 165 MB/s
Read 936
Write 257
Mixed 397
SusWrite 231
100% 455 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 45.1
165% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 873
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 330
310% 499 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS203021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 318 283 318 319 311 282 MB/s
Read 918
Write 257
Mixed 405
SusWrite 305
104% 471 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 40.8
143% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 863
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 333
310% 497 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS203021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 252 228 225 224 226 MB/s
Read 1,006
Write 281
Mixed 354
SusWrite 236
103% 469 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 61.5
4K Mixed 36
126% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 64.2
DQ Mixed 113
106% 173 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,812,225 SSDs tested.

Typical CS2030 480GB SSD Builds (Compare 2,051 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 115%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM (MS-7A31) - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,463

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