Average Bench: 80.9% (445th of 1040)

Based on 19,546 user benchmarks.  Models: PNY CS1311 240GB SSD, PN CS1311 240GB SSD

Very good average bench

The PNY CS1311 240GB averaged just 19.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS1311 240GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 182MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS1311 240GB is 45.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS1311 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 172MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 347MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 19,546 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 463 516
314 Write 435 496
198 Mixed 347 404
96 SusWrite 172 219
79.4% 355 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.8 4K Read 27.3 34.2
31.2 4K Write 77.6 111
18 4K Mixed 34.7 43.9
127% 46.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
146 DQ Read 295 327
70.8 DQ Write 283 368
79 DQ Mixed 182 210
166% 253 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
68GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 200 179 179 178 179 MB/s
Read 493
Write 464
Mixed 376
SusWrite 214
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 41.5
158% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 203
189% 291 MB/s
141GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 208 169 177 179 177 MB/s
Read 511
Write 490
Mixed 399
SusWrite 210
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 87.1
4K Mixed 38.9
143% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 203
187% 287 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 124 17 148 152 1 MB/s
Read 40.5
Write 454
Mixed 296
SusWrite 107
52% 225 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 92.9
4K Mixed 40.3
147% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 67
120% 237 MB/s
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 121 99 92 81 66 MB/s
Read 449
Write 415
Mixed 268
SusWrite 111
69% 311 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 71.7
4K Mixed 33.7
91% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 195
158% 227 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,682,468 SSDs tested.


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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,024

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Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba 15nm TLC

Trusted performance...

Added 4 years ago.


3 years ago.

Pros: pretty good SSD with the cheap price. Totally recommended. Cons: lower write speed compare to its competitor


3 years ago.

Performs very well, although not as well as some competitors.


3 years ago.

Can't obtain new driver because their software which is the only god damn software in the world cant detect my ssd drive. Product was always inconstant and slow and now after 2 months. It has dead moments like pre-ghz processor era where you click on the windows start button and nothing happens until the 20th click when it decides to just kick back in. Honestly would give this company a 0 if I could. Update: drive started performing a little better and kinda acts like how it did when I first placed it in my pc (random deep q still all over the place usually always lower than 35%. Their driver updater still doesn't detect my drive so unless microsoft provides future drivers this can never be updated. Customer service at PNY doesn't even respond to email and I'm not about to call them and wait for an operator. I guess PNY stands for Personally Neglecting You. Last product of theirs I'll ever buy and when I get a free moment of time will contact the bbb about their products and service but I got a feeling their bbb score is already fairly low.


2 years ago.

First SSD, Beat some top competitors, in my rig.

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