Average Bench: 236% (44th of 1017)

Based on 787 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS3030 1TB SSD

Outstanding average bench

The PNY CS3030 1TB SSD averaged 135.9% 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 2,093MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS3030 1TB SSD is 119%. 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 43.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,002MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 787 samples)
Min Avg Max
679 Read 1,308 1,641
875 Write 2,093 2,647
644 Mixed 1,419 1,704
768 SusWrite 1,002 1,197
330% 1,456 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 43.5 55.3
92 4K Write 160 214
32.6 4K Mixed 70.9 86.3
242% 91.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
61.1 DQ Read 1,144 1,649
222 DQ Write 998 1,429
294 DQ Mixed 1,099 1,539
816% 1,080 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
795GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303225
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1453 905 964 961 963 960 MB/s
Read 1,612
Write 2590
Mixed 1,706
SusWrite 1,034
393% 1,736 MB/s
4K Read 51.4
4K Write 228
4K Mixed 90.8
315% 123 MB/s
DQ Read 1,978
DQ Write 1797
DQ Mixed 1,822
1,385% 1,866 MB/s
817GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303225
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1579 913 920 943 946 943 MB/s
Read 1,458
Write 2,649
Mixed 1,691
SusWrite 1,041
388% 1,710 MB/s
4K Read 57.7
4K Write 219
4K Mixed 87.5
315% 121 MB/s
DQ Read 1,501
DQ Write 1,329
DQ Mixed 1,397
1,052% 1409 MB/s
894GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303225
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1082 949 937 941 927 937 MB/s
Read 1,098
Write 1,341
Mixed 1,175
SusWrite 962
259% 1,144 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 78.9
262% 98.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,346
DQ Write 1,194
DQ Mixed 1,261
948% 1,267 MB/s
737GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303224
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1776 873 880 861 846 881 MB/s
Read 1,102
Write 2,191
Mixed 1,319
SusWrite 1,019
320% 1,408 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 217
4K Mixed 64.6
258% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1188
DQ Write 957
DQ Mixed 1,100
816% 1,082 MB/s
848GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303225
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1586 921 924 924 816 646 MB/s
Read 1,171
Write 2,364
Mixed 1484
SusWrite 970
340% 1,497 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 74.4
239% 87.5 MB/s
DQ Read 409
DQ Write 645
DQ Mixed 412
344% 489 MB/s
484GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303225
SusWrite @10s intervals: 951 929 871 792 716 497 MB/s
Read 1,036
Write 2,469
Mixed 717
SusWrite 793
284% 1,254 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 48.6
203% 86.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,203
DQ Write 1,027
DQ Mixed 1,181
867% 1,137 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,661,130 SSDs tested.

Typical CS3030 1TB SSD Builds (Compare 10,306 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 119%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 109%
UFO

Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $964

Popular CS3030 1TB SSD compatible motherboards:

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