Average Bench: 85.4% (386th of 1058)

Based on 4,920 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS900 960GB SSD

Very good average bench

The PNY CS900 960GB averaged just 14.6% 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 175MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 960GB is 53.8%. 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 264MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 301MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,920 samples)
Min Avg Max
199 Read 363 465
97.5 Write 264 447
80.8 Mixed 301 389
140 SusWrite 359 462
72.4% 322 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 29.3 38.2
17.5 4K Write 70 94.2
11.1 4K Mixed 33.5 42.6
124% 44.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 DQ Read 218 299
15 DQ Write 266 354
14.9 DQ Mixed 175 222
151% 220 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 432 440 419 427 451 454 MB/s
Read 404
Write 447
Mixed 388
SusWrite 437
95% 419 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 42.5
152% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 211
185% 272 MB/s
266GB free
Firmware: CS900KB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 420 385 447 427 422 MB/s
Read 401
Write 434
Mixed 370
SusWrite 379
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 71.7
4K Mixed 37
130% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 210
183% 267 MB/s
894GB free
Firmware: CS900KA3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 432 441 446 451 450 439 MB/s
Read 403
Write 363
Mixed 379
SusWrite 443
90% 397 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 65.9
4K Mixed 33.7
120% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 192
166% 244 MB/s
805GB free
Firmware: CS900KB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 266 267 258 247 278 MB/s
Read 375
Write 199
Mixed 333
SusWrite 272
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 41.3
148% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 208
184% 271 MB/s
839GB free
Firmware: CS900KB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 430 437 443 428 442 MB/s
Read 216
Write 115
Mixed 239
SusWrite 428
56% 249 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 70.6
4K Mixed 36.6
127% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 209
176% 249 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 378 395 376 373 178 MB/s
Read 351
Write 345
Mixed 317
SusWrite 338
76% 337 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 63.8
4K Mixed 28
104% 38.2 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 200
175% 258 MB/s
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Typical CS900 960GB Builds (Compare 35,205 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $79

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $641

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Excellent

11 months ago.

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


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