Average Bench: 182% (86th of 1011)

Based on 146 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS2030 480GB SSD

Outstanding average bench

The PNY CS2030 480GB SSD averaged 81.6% 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. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 240MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,538MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS2030 480GB SSD is 121%. 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 604MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 96.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 146 samples)
Min Avg Max
770 Read 1,538 2,407
268 Write 964 1,350
358 Mixed 990 1,648
184 SusWrite 604 1,106
228% 1,024 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25 4K Read 34 42.3
61.1 4K Write 96.6 123
21.4 4K Mixed 40.9 55.9
155% 57.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33 DQ Read 509 989
92.7 DQ Write 401 772
19.5 DQ Mixed 240 513
238% 383 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS203021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1093 1101 695 311 291 291 MB/s
Read 1,154
Write 1,182
Mixed 856
SusWrite 630
214% 956 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 57
199% 72.3 MB/s
DQ Read 928
DQ Write 749
DQ Mixed 514
473% 731 MB/s
298GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS203021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1161 1132 297 287 369 907 MB/s
Read 1,058
Write 1,296
Mixed 674
SusWrite 692
209% 930 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 48.9
179% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 852
DQ Write 772
DQ Mixed 495
458% 706 MB/s
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS203021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 931 1004 696 249 266 281 MB/s
Read 1,170
Write 1,211
Mixed 845
SusWrite 571
213% 949 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 97.5
4K Mixed 51.8
178% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 934
DQ Write 749
DQ Mixed 515
474% 733 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS203021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 271 299 350 640 957 MB/s
Read 871
Write 1,025
Mixed 622
SusWrite 477
168% 749 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 79.5
4K Mixed 33.9
126% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 578
DQ Write 436
DQ Mixed 424
339% 479 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS203021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 184 171 171 162 153 MB/s
Read 998
Write 230
Mixed 350
SusWrite 175
95% 438 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 41.9
156% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 592
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 309
258% 382 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS203021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 141 141 120 87 75 MB/s
Read 888
Write 189
Mixed 302
SusWrite 124
82% 376 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 38
148% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 406
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 240
193% 278 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,525,647 SSDs tested.

Typical CS2030 480GB SSD Builds (Compare 2,255 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,345

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