Average Bench: 196% (70th of 1018)

Based on 1,788 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS3030 500GB SSD

Outstanding average bench

The PNY CS3030 500GB SSD averaged 95.9% 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 942MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,769MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS3030 500GB SSD is 94.3%. 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 589MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 42.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,788 samples)
Min Avg Max
652 Read 1,214 1,912
831 Write 1,769 2,276
585 Mixed 1,195 1,528
406 SusWrite 589 709
269% 1,192 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.6 4K Read 42.9 53.5
73.6 4K Write 141 199
38.5 4K Mixed 64.7 82.9
222% 82.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
510 DQ Read 1,031 1375
329 DQ Write 888 1,406
364 DQ Mixed 942 1,345
711% 954 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303226
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1342 561 537 552 558 543 MB/s
Read 1,313
Write 940
Mixed 1,530
SusWrite 682
251% 1,116 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 203
4K Mixed 83.9
289% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 724
DQ Write 1,232
DQ Mixed 1024
764% 993 MB/s
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303225
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1149 489 487 498 500 498 MB/s
Read 1,124
Write 2,063
Mixed 1,381
SusWrite 603
293% 1,293 MB/s
4K Read 56.1
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 81.6
291% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 1,182
DQ Write 1,096
DQ Mixed 1,197
882% 1,158 MB/s
312GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303225
SusWrite @10s intervals: 846 471 493 460 472 469 MB/s
Read 940
Write 1,984
Mixed 1220
SusWrite 535
266% 1,170 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 75.1
259% 98.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,326
DQ Write 1148
DQ Mixed 478
566% 984 MB/s
223GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303224
SusWrite @10s intervals: 574 470 485 446 444 470 MB/s
Read 1,001
Write 1,890
Mixed 1291
SusWrite 482
264% 1,166 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 63.5
204% 75.2 MB/s
DQ Read 965
DQ Write 714
DQ Mixed 852
634% 844 MB/s
256GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303224
SusWrite @10s intervals: 552 541 544 527 529 531 MB/s
Read 723
Write 1979
Mixed 1,016
SusWrite 537
242% 1,064 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 62.5
206% 74.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,132
DQ Write 866
DQ Mixed 930
714% 976 MB/s
385GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303226
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1498 542 546 554 551 558 MB/s
Read 977
Write 532
Mixed 567
SusWrite 708
155% 696 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 178
4K Mixed 34.5
167% 77.2 MB/s
DQ Read 97.6
DQ Write 1251
DQ Mixed 1,002
678% 783 MB/s
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Typical CS3030 500GB SSD Builds (Compare 9,698 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 102%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS (MS-7C37) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $937

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