Average Bench: 83.6% (432nd of 1072)

Based on 5,902 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS900 960GB SSD

Very good average bench

The PNY CS900 960GB averaged just 16.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS900 960GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 165MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 960GB is 53.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS900 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 268MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 299MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,902 samples)
Min Avg Max
185 Read 363 475
102 Write 268 441
84.4 Mixed 299 389
114 SusWrite 337 461
71.2% 317 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 29.4 37.9
17.8 4K Write 70 98.1
11.8 4K Mixed 33.1 42.5
124% 44.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.3 DQ Read 212 298
15.1 DQ Write 254 353
15.1 DQ Mixed 165 218
143% 210 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
482GB free
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 411 417 424 392 105 MB/s
Read 448
Write 286
Mixed 336
SusWrite 340
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 39.6
150% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 202
173% 252 MB/s
355GB free
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 415 430 195 108 107 MB/s
Read 464
Write 370
Mixed 337
SusWrite 279
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 90.6
4K Mixed 40.3
150% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 209
180% 265 MB/s
469GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 396 246 216 202 135 MB/s
Read 276
Write 106
Mixed 349
SusWrite 244
55% 244 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 77.3
4K Mixed 39.3
148% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 217
184% 266 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KA3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 432 440 33 27 25 27 MB/s
Read 406
Write 412
Mixed 376
SusWrite 164
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 76.4
4K Mixed 37
133% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 203
177% 260 MB/s
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Gaming 78%
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 73%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF B450-PLUS GAMING

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $525

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Excellent

3 years ago.

Bought it if you want a cheap and powerfull SSD, really


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