Average Bench: 73.4% (587th of 1058)

Based on 1,414 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS900 250GB SSD

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 250GB SSD averaged 26.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 163MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 250GB SSD is 44.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS900 250GB SSD performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 145MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 282MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,414 samples)
Min Avg Max
290 Read 409 483
110 Write 282 429
185 Mixed 310 378
56.7 SusWrite 145 375
63.9% 286 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 30.4 39.8
21.3 4K Write 67.2 92.8
10.8 4K Mixed 31.6 41.6
122% 43.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
111 DQ Read 232 305
38.5 DQ Write 259 340
16.6 DQ Mixed 163 216
146% 218 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900615
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 202 79 78 90 175 MB/s
Read 332
Write 76.5
Mixed 292
SusWrite 167
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 77.4
4K Mixed 35.7
138% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 188
167% 250 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 95 104 102 105 105 MB/s
Read 438
Write 148
Mixed 322
SusWrite 139
58% 262 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 81.2
4K Mixed 32.7
131% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 202
172% 249 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 33 33 36 36 36 MB/s
Read 384
Write 386
Mixed 355
SusWrite 54
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 36.9
135% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 186
167% 248 MB/s
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900E13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 156 163 159 155 160 MB/s
Read 322
Write 233
Mixed 252
SusWrite 164
54% 243 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 63.3
4K Mixed 32.7
120% 41.7 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 199
173% 255 MB/s
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS90
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 246 132 131 126 129 MB/s
Read 427
Write 344
Mixed 333
SusWrite 190
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 42.4
4K Mixed 23
84% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 214
185% 273 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 86 89 89 88 86 MB/s
Read 374
Write 88.5
Mixed 121
SusWrite 87.8
37% 168 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 39.9
4K Mixed 26.4
107% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 81.5
DQ Mixed 101
90% 142 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,015,310 SSDs tested.

Typical CS900 250GB SSD Builds (Compare 44,052 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B450M-A - $78

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $646

Popular CS900 250GB SSD compatible motherboards:

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