Average Bench: 220% (64th of 1037)

Based on 1,039 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS3030 1000GB SSD

Outstanding average bench

The PNY CS3030 1000GB SSD averaged 119.9% 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 1,049MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,019MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS3030 1000GB SSD is 132%. 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 40.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 860MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,039 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 1,316 1,924
701 Write 2,019 2,620
493 Mixed 1,317 1,757
511 SusWrite 860 1,171
311% 1,378 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 40.6 51.5
74.6 4K Write 143 202
30.4 4K Mixed 63.4 84.9
218% 82.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
82.4 DQ Read 1,146 1,699
303 DQ Write 972 1,477
294 DQ Mixed 1,049 1,576
789% 1,056 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303224
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 255 564 572 490 511 MB/s
Read 1632
Write 2,545
Mixed 1,748
SusWrite 443
359% 1,592 MB/s
4K Read 52.1
4K Write 220
4K Mixed 89
309% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 1,734
DQ Write 1,549
DQ Mixed 703
784% 1,328 MB/s
615GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303224
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1697 798 866 843 877 851 MB/s
Read 1,329
Write 2,476
Mixed 1,622
SusWrite 989
364% 1,604 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 68.2
242% 92.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,123
DQ Write 845
DQ Mixed 1,058
771% 1,009 MB/s
460GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303121
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1052 739 882 828 852 805 MB/s
Read 1,462
Write 1,712
Mixed 1,252
SusWrite 860
298% 1,322 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 59.7
208% 76.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,300
DQ Write 966
DQ Mixed 606
596% 958 MB/s
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303224
SusWrite @10s intervals: 723 571 516 484 543 528 MB/s
Read 666
Write 1,733
Mixed 574
SusWrite 561
201% 883 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 44.9
170% 65.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,119
DQ Write 547
DQ Mixed 780
593% 815 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,610,979 SSDs tested.

Typical CS3030 1000GB SSD Builds (Compare 6,048 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO - $185

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,048

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