Average Bench: 157% (136th of 1058)

Based on 6,253 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS3030 250GB SSD

Outstanding average bench

The PNY CS3030 250GB SSD averaged 56.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS3030 250GB SSD near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 516MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 587MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS3030 250GB SSD is 120%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the PNY CS3030 250GB SSD performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 311MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 39.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,253 samples)
Min Avg Max
547 Read 1,178 1,714
498 Write 988 1,228
325 Mixed 863 1,231
202 SusWrite 311 443
186% 835 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 39.7 54.7
66.2 4K Write 145 204
27.9 4K Mixed 55.8 82.2
208% 80 MB/s
Min Avg Max
339 DQ Read 614 829
146 DQ Write 587 1,129
172 DQ Mixed 516 860
411% 572 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303321
SusWrite @10s intervals: 939 291 293 293 292 295 MB/s
Read 1,535
Write 1,198
Mixed 1263
SusWrite 400
246% 1,099 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 201
4K Mixed 77.5
274% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 759
DQ Write 1,084
DQ Mixed 797
638% 880 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303225
SusWrite @10s intervals: 510 265 273 267 264 268 MB/s
Read 1,420
Write 1,209
Mixed 667
SusWrite 308
200% 901 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 40.1
186% 78 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 327
239% 313 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303225
SusWrite @10s intervals: 483 266 266 271 266 264 MB/s
Read 1,349
Write 1216
Mixed 625
SusWrite 303
194% 873 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 40.7
187% 77.3 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 328
238% 311 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303320
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 260 266 267 259 264 MB/s
Read 894
Write 854
Mixed 365
SusWrite 275
133% 597 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 181
4K Mixed 35.9
197% 84.6 MB/s
DQ Read 424
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 522
345% 412 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,259,910 SSDs tested.

Typical CS3030 250GB SSD Builds (Compare 38,911 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450 AORUS ELITE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $706

Popular CS3030 250GB SSD compatible motherboards:

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