Average Bench: 199% (86th of 1058)

Based on 10,490 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS3030 500GB SSD

Outstanding average bench

The PNY CS3030 500GB SSD averaged 99.2% 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 931MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,826MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS3030 500GB SSD is 120%. 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 616MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 41.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,490 samples)
Min Avg Max
607 Read 1,257 1,784
599 Write 1,826 2,328
483 Mixed 1,251 1,691
398 SusWrite 616 812
279% 1,238 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 4K Read 41.5 51.9
83.8 4K Write 153 217
36.3 4K Mixed 64.9 82.8
227% 86.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
482 DQ Read 942 1,415
351 DQ Write 905 1,394
395 DQ Mixed 931 1,363
697% 926 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303226
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1307 546 543 541 540 548 MB/s
Read 1,470
Write 2,312
Mixed 1,462
SusWrite 671
334% 1,479 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 80.3
277% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 742
DQ Write 1,173
DQ Mixed 989
740% 968 MB/s
268GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303123
SusWrite @10s intervals: 765 502 497 502 499 500 MB/s
Read 1310
Write 1,880
Mixed 1,344
SusWrite 544
286% 1,270 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 54
192% 71.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,384
DQ Write 1,280
DQ Mixed 1,298
984% 1,321 MB/s
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303321
SusWrite @10s intervals: 544 525 526 517 518 527 MB/s
Read 1,286
Write 1,983
Mixed 1,097
SusWrite 526
276% 1,223 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 40.9
208% 81.9 MB/s
DQ Read 860
DQ Write 539
DQ Mixed 442
399% 613 MB/s
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303226
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1515 485 541 548 407 304 MB/s
Read 1,074
Write 1,995
Mixed 1,209
SusWrite 633
278% 1,228 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 55.2
187% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 729
DQ Write 742
DQ Mixed 899
631% 790 MB/s
282GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303321
SusWrite @10s intervals: 745 518 524 510 529 522 MB/s
Read 894
Write 1,462
Mixed 515
SusWrite 558
193% 857 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 189
4K Mixed 47.1
213% 90.2 MB/s
DQ Read 859
DQ Write 556
DQ Mixed 614
483% 676 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,508,102 SSDs tested.

Typical CS3030 500GB SSD Builds (Compare 39,218 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450 AORUS ELITE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $739

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


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