Average Bench: 178% (96th of 1026)

Based on 201 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS2030 480GB SSD

Outstanding average bench

The PNY CS2030 480GB SSD averaged 77.5% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 292MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,401MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS2030 480GB SSD is 125%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the PNY CS2030 480GB SSD performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 651MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 96.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 201 samples)
Min Avg Max
769 Read 1,401 2,392
257 Write 910 1,340
349 Mixed 881 1,625
201 SusWrite 651 1,158
214% 961 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.4 4K Read 36.1 42.9
56.6 4K Write 96.6 123
22 4K Mixed 42 58.7
160% 58.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.5 DQ Read 592 998
109 DQ Write 443 772
22.6 DQ Mixed 292 514
280% 442 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS203021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1042 972 1033 1065 1093 941 MB/s
Read 1,159
Write 1,190
Mixed 863
SusWrite 1,024
238% 1,059 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 90.5
4K Mixed 50.5
172% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 928
DQ Write 749
DQ Mixed 512
472% 730 MB/s
376GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS203021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1041 1032 965 948 915 764 MB/s
Read 810
Write 940
Mixed 612
SusWrite 944
187% 827 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 56.5
4K Mixed 24.4
88% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 860
DQ Write 773
DQ Mixed 493
458% 709 MB/s
376GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS203021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 983 894 319 803 566 493 MB/s
Read 806
Write 930
Mixed 609
SusWrite 676
170% 755 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 45.5
4K Mixed 24.1
82% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 841
DQ Write 771
DQ Mixed 503
460% 705 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,418,669 SSDs tested.

Typical CS2030 480GB SSD Builds (Compare 17,983 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 106%
Desktop 111%
Workstation 101%

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,114

Popular CS2030 480GB SSD compatible motherboards:

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