Average Bench: 199% (85th of 1058)

Based on 292 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe PNY CS3030 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme PNY CS3030 500GB averaged 99.1% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme PNY CS3030 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 939MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 942MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme PNY CS3030 500GB is 106%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme PNY CS3030 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 623MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 41.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 292 samples)
Min Avg Max
589 Read 1,282 1,908
560 Write 1,715 2,299
511 Mixed 1,190 1,627
418 SusWrite 623 789
271% 1,203 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.3 4K Read 41.1 51.4
80.1 4K Write 145 212
38.6 4K Mixed 63.8 82.5
221% 83.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
499 DQ Read 930 1,392
380 DQ Write 942 1,442
384 DQ Mixed 939 1,307
705% 937 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: CS303121 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1305 997 600 568 505 406 MB/s
Read 1,751
Write 1,254
Mixed 1,359
SusWrite 730
284% 1,274 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 65.1
217% 79.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,032
DQ Write 755
DQ Mixed 836
641% 875 MB/s
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3121 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 846 624 604 526 467 389 MB/s
Read 1,946
Write 1,947
Mixed 1,391
SusWrite 576
328% 1,465 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 65.7
216% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,026
DQ Write 689
DQ Mixed 799
612% 838 MB/s
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303321 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1333 545 569 560 574 561 MB/s
Read 1,693
Write 2,257
Mixed 1,667
SusWrite 690
355% 1,577 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 64
217% 78.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,004
DQ Write 793
DQ Mixed 909
678% 902 MB/s
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303226 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1069 259 418 395 480 397 MB/s
Read 1,289
Write 2,230
Mixed 1,429
SusWrite 503
308% 1,363 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 187
4K Mixed 76.5
262% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 738
DQ Write 1,034
DQ Mixed 994
721% 922 MB/s
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3121 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 977 588 601 599 599 604 MB/s
Read 1,806
Write 1,907
Mixed 1,337
SusWrite 661
320% 1,428 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 39.3
157% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 987
DQ Write 678
DQ Mixed 784
598% 816 MB/s
302GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303224 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1115 461 464 493 484 536 MB/s
Read 987
Write 1366
Mixed 1,082
SusWrite 592
228% 1,007 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 58.3
210% 76.4 MB/s
DQ Read 537
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 275
232% 347 MB/s
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303226 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 531 508 544 454 368 363 MB/s
Read 562
Write 586
Mixed 568
SusWrite 461
123% 544 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 61.8
4K Mixed 45
143% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 487
DQ Write 381
DQ Mixed 436
325% 434 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,193,520 SSDs tested.

Typical PNY CS3030 500GB Builds (Compare 6,379 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: MSI MS-16J9

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