Average Bench: 228% (53rd of 1016)

Based on 620 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS3030 1000GB SSD

Outstanding average bench

The PNY CS3030 1000GB SSD averaged 128.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS3030 1000GB SSD near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,114MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,043MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS3030 1000GB SSD is 121%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the PNY CS3030 1000GB SSD performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 41.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 906MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 620 samples)
Min Avg Max
601 Read 1,376 1,911
681 Write 2,043 2,639
596 Mixed 1,385 1,765
605 SusWrite 906 1,164
323% 1,427 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.8 4K Read 41.9 54
87.7 4K Write 151 206
31.3 4K Mixed 66.4 85.8
228% 86.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
61.2 DQ Read 1,108 1,661
257 DQ Write 1,014 1,529
283 DQ Mixed 1,114 1,587
821% 1,079 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
533GB free
Firmware: CS303224
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1273 562 562 562 563 559 MB/s
Read 1,685
Write 2457
Mixed 1,770
SusWrite 680
372% 1,648 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 82
279% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1639
DQ Write 1,440
DQ Mixed 1,566
1,167% 1,549 MB/s
695GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303224
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1746 858 796 860 849 872 MB/s
Read 1545
Write 2,546
Mixed 1,591
SusWrite 997
378% 1,670 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 186
4K Mixed 76.6
262% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,092
DQ Write 1,224
DQ Mixed 1,313
946% 1,210 MB/s
629GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303121
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1655 945 945 756 694 731 MB/s
Read 1,807
Write 2,297
Mixed 1,300
SusWrite 954
358% 1,589 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 62.3
209% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1393
DQ Write 1,084
DQ Mixed 1,243
929% 1,240 MB/s
546GB free
Firmware: CS303224
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1542 1267 571 572 576 576 MB/s
Read 1,202
Write 575
Mixed 598
SusWrite 851
180% 806 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 76
241% 93.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,683
DQ Write 1,492
DQ Mixed 1,595
1,194% 1,590 MB/s
651GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303121
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1030 856 865 552 763 795 MB/s
Read 1,522
Write 2,204
Mixed 1,322
SusWrite 810
330% 1,465 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 59.6
212% 78.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1309
DQ Write 891
DQ Mixed 1,106
824% 1,102 MB/s
576GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303121
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1086 869 441 855 804 709 MB/s
Read 730
Write 2250
Mixed 1,485
SusWrite 794
300% 1,315 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 65.9
225% 83.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,345
DQ Write 1,155
DQ Mixed 586
621% 1,029 MB/s
204GB free
Firmware: CS303121
SusWrite @10s intervals: 758 606 769 818 822 875 MB/s
Read 1,090
Write 834
Mixed 658
SusWrite 775
188% 839 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 47.8
148% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,101
DQ Write 898
DQ Mixed 901
702% 967 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,546,356 SSDs tested.

Typical CS3030 1000GB SSD Builds (Compare 8,636 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 108%
UFO

Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE - $195

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $995

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