Average Bench: 83.6% (419th of 1059)

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.


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.


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

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 Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
414GB free
Firmware: CS900KA3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 445 461 463 464 462 MB/s
Read 409
Write 439
Mixed 379
SusWrite 459
95% 421 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 40.6
148% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 208
184% 271 MB/s
798GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KA3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 462 468 470 327 315 461 MB/s
Read 357
Write 416
Mixed 348
SusWrite 417
87% 385 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 91.2
4K Mixed 40.1
148% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 208
181% 266 MB/s
784GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS9006B5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 367 369 376 353 80 MB/s
Read 233
Write 62.4
Mixed 46.6
SusWrite 318
37% 165 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 19.9
4K Mixed 11.1
53% 16.6 MB/s
DQ Read 14
DQ Write 15
DQ Mixed 184
92% 70.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 59,024,878 SSDs tested.


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Typical CS900 960GB Builds (Compare 3,499 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 77%
Desktop 87%
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Workstation 73%

Motherboard: Asus TUF B450-PLUS GAMING

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $522

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