Average Bench: 164% (122nd of 1058)

Based on 213 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe PNY CS3030 250GB

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme PNY CS3030 250GB averaged 64.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme PNY CS3030 250GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 595MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 707MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme PNY CS3030 250GB is 110%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme PNY CS3030 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 335MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 40.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 213 samples)
Min Avg Max
586 Read 1,219 1,797
520 Write 996 1,233
314 Mixed 876 1,213
211 SusWrite 335 457
191% 856 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.4 4K Read 40.5 56
77 4K Write 139 203
31.2 4K Mixed 58.4 80.5
210% 79.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
363 DQ Read 670 834
260 DQ Write 707 1,209
262 DQ Mixed 595 864
473% 657 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303225 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 271 261 272 262 262 MB/s
Read 1,359
Write 1,169
Mixed 1,150
SusWrite 266
220% 986 MB/s
4K Read 60.1
4K Write 215
4K Mixed 85.6
315% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 818
DQ Write 613
DQ Mixed 305
340% 579 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303321 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1013 295 294 295 296 294 MB/s
Read 1,612
Write 1,156
Mixed 1,228
SusWrite 414
246% 1,103 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 63.7
222% 80.9 MB/s
DQ Read 754
DQ Write 1,005
DQ Mixed 754
604% 837 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,561,650 SSDs tested.

Typical PNY CS3030 250GB Builds (Compare 46,247 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 111%
Desktop 95%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $138

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $909

Popular PNY CS3030 250GB compatible motherboards:

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