Average Bench: 231% (67th of 1058)

Based on 7,405 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS3030 1TB SSD

Outstanding average bench

The PNY CS3030 1TB SSD averaged 130.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS3030 1TB SSD near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,084MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,025MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS3030 1TB SSD is 120%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the PNY CS3030 1TB SSD performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 40.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,003MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,405 samples)
Min Avg Max
561 Read 1,266 1,666
964 Write 2,025 2,628
625 Mixed 1,396 1,844
685 SusWrite 1,003 1,225
322% 1,423 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 4K Read 40.9 53.6
79.7 4K Write 159 219
30.7 4K Mixed 68.3 84.8
234% 89.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
61.4 DQ Read 1,125 1,596
367 DQ Write 972 1,406
477 DQ Mixed 1,084 1,510
803% 1,060 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
225GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303226
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2352 729 993 999 987 858 MB/s
Read 1,448
Write 2,556
Mixed 1,624
SusWrite 1153
384% 1,695 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 187
4K Mixed 81.4
275% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1220
DQ Write 1,079
DQ Mixed 1,259
914% 1186 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303226
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2374 1110 541 442 926 991 MB/s
Read 1,281
Write 2,451
Mixed 1,524
SusWrite 1064
359% 1,580 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 64.7
202% 72 MB/s
DQ Read 871
DQ Write 657
DQ Mixed 776
577% 768 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303226
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2378 868 268 798 988 993 MB/s
Read 1,130
Write 1,042
Mixed 1,428
SusWrite 1049
263% 1,162 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 65.3
206% 73.5 MB/s
DQ Read 876
DQ Write 636
DQ Mixed 784
578% 765 MB/s
453GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303225
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1143 902 929 886 452 801 MB/s
Read 1144
Write 1,697
Mixed 1,202
SusWrite 852
277% 1,224 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 50.4
167% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,207
DQ Write 784
DQ Mixed 1,013
751% 1,001 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,016,428 SSDs tested.

Typical CS3030 1TB SSD Builds (Compare 29,668 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $938

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