Average Bench: 233% (59th of 1058)

Based on 9,592 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS3030 1TB SSD

Outstanding average bench

The PNY CS3030 1TB SSD averaged 133.2% 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 1,099MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,109MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS3030 1TB SSD is 121%. 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 41.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 995MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,592 samples)
Min Avg Max
576 Read 1,285 1,681
983 Write 2,109 2,650
649 Mixed 1,431 1,867
677 SusWrite 995 1,199
330% 1,455 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 41.6 53.1
88.2 4K Write 162 218
36.2 4K Mixed 69.3 85.8
238% 90.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
502 DQ Read 1,155 1,627
402 DQ Write 985 1,437
468 DQ Mixed 1,099 1,541
816% 1,080 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
872GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303121
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2102 1035 1028 981 1031 1052 MB/s
Read 1,550
Write 1734
Mixed 1,373
SusWrite 1,205
330% 1,465 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 57.2
217% 79.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,724
DQ Write 1,424
DQ Mixed 1,572
1,178% 1,573 MB/s
603GB free
Firmware: CS303320
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1582 1013 1014 1021 1025 1021 MB/s
Read 1642
Write 2,434
Mixed 1,739
SusWrite 1,112
392% 1,732 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 73.6
258% 98.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,296
DQ Write 983
DQ Mixed 1,135
850% 1,138 MB/s
693GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303225
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1022 628 622 900 894 928 MB/s
Read 1,467
Write 2,636
Mixed 1,676
SusWrite 832
374% 1,653 MB/s
4K Read 55.5
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 82.1
290% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,252
DQ Write 1057
DQ Mixed 1,219
896% 1,176 MB/s
389GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303226
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1598 1019 1001 1003 993 987 MB/s
Read 1,252
Write 1,230
Mixed 1,367
SusWrite 1,100
279% 1,237 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 72.8
246% 94 MB/s
DQ Read 1,136
DQ Write 1,301
DQ Mixed 1,435
1,021% 1,290 MB/s
693GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303225
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1045 1436 890 918 884 935 MB/s
Read 1,313
Write 1,042
Mixed 1,612
SusWrite 1,018
281% 1,246 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 81.7
274% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 951
DQ Write 1070
DQ Mixed 1,210
856% 1077 MB/s
343GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303320
SusWrite @10s intervals: 910 725 985 902 968 873 MB/s
Read 1,656
Write 2,280
Mixed 1,782
SusWrite 894
373% 1,653 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 63.3
202% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 896
DQ Write 617
DQ Mixed 804
587% 772 MB/s
279GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303320
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1013 492 449 522 536 344 MB/s
Read 424
Write 2,243
Mixed 695
SusWrite 560
225% 980 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 47.6
196% 80.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,314
DQ Write 849
DQ Mixed 851
697% 1,005 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,062,488 SSDs tested.

Typical CS3030 1TB SSD Builds (Compare 34,353 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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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: 74% - Very good Total price: $934

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