Average Bench: 194% (92nd of 1058)

Based on 12,600 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS3030 500GB SSD

Outstanding average bench

The PNY CS3030 500GB SSD averaged 93.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS3030 500GB SSD near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 881MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,744MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS3030 500GB SSD is 130%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the PNY CS3030 500GB SSD performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 591MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 40.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,600 samples)
Min Avg Max
434 Read 1,189 1,804
595 Write 1,744 2,314
453 Mixed 1,149 1,692
353 SusWrite 591 801
264% 1,168 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22 4K Read 40.5 52.1
85.2 4K Write 156 235
35.4 4K Mixed 63.4 84.5
225% 86.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
532 DQ Read 943 1,437
481 DQ Write 889 1,388
435 DQ Mixed 881 1,324
671% 904 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
413GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303320
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1341 548 556 535 539 536 MB/s
Read 1,587
Write 1,839
Mixed 1673
SusWrite 676
325% 1,444 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 195
4K Mixed 79
273% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,388
DQ Write 1,105
DQ Mixed 1,257
938% 1,250 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303226
SusWrite @10s intervals: 948 565 560 532 479 578 MB/s
Read 850
Write 1,207
Mixed 974
SusWrite 610
206% 910 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 75.9
255% 95.6 MB/s
DQ Read 761
DQ Write 1339
DQ Mixed 1,018
781% 1,039 MB/s
386GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303321
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1050 519 550 496 540 536 MB/s
Read 1,264
Write 1,552
Mixed 1,319
SusWrite 615
268% 1,187 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 67.9
234% 86.5 MB/s
DQ Read 939
DQ Write 517
DQ Mixed 701
529% 719 MB/s
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303320
SusWrite @10s intervals: 786 374 391 421 351 363 MB/s
Read 1,034
Write 505
Mixed 505
SusWrite 447
138% 623 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 43.4
185% 77.4 MB/s
DQ Read 819
DQ Write 567
DQ Mixed 600
473% 662 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,070,795 SSDs tested.

Typical CS3030 500GB SSD Builds (Compare 51,417 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450 AORUS ELITE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $579

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14 months ago.

Very nice. If you can get it at reasonable price - do not hesitate!


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