Average Bench: 246% (58th of 1071)

Based on 2,666 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS3030 2TB SSD

Outstanding average bench

The PNY CS3030 2TB SSD averaged 146.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS3030 2TB SSD near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,103MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,052MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS3030 2TB SSD is 150%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the PNY CS3030 2TB SSD performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 40.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 65.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,666 samples)
Min Avg Max
710 Read 1,280 1,606
1,016 Write 2,052 2,664
710 Mixed 1,412 1,775
714 SusWrite 1,202 1,660
337% 1,486 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.2 4K Read 40.9 52.2
92.3 4K Write 167 261
27.3 4K Mixed 65.1 86.4
234% 91.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
47.7 DQ Read 1,215 1,891
343 DQ Write 1,030 1,687
64.5 DQ Mixed 1,103 1,821
832% 1,116 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: CS303226
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2302 1112 1118 1117 1118 1116 MB/s
Read 1,397
Write 2,373
Mixed 1,680
SusWrite 1,314
384% 1,691 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 80.2
275% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,103
DQ Write 1,336
DQ Mixed 1,354
984% 1,264 MB/s
892GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303226
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1707 887 804 1114 1102 908 MB/s
Read 1,435
Write 2,655
Mixed 1720
SusWrite 1,087
391% 1,724 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 79
268% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1376
DQ Write 1,098
DQ Mixed 1,253
933% 1,242 MB/s
479GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303226
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1382 1666 1089 1102 1041 822 MB/s
Read 1,145
Write 1,099
Mixed 773
SusWrite 1,184
236% 1,050 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 53.5
195% 78.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,386
DQ Write 1063
DQ Mixed 1,223
915% 1224 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 63,159,758 SSDs tested.

Typical CS3030 2TB SSD Builds (Compare 113 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 198%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 196%
UFO

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,485

Popular CS3030 2TB SSD compatible motherboards:

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