Average Bench: 76.6% (540th of 1071)

Based on 12,890 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS900 500GB SSD

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 500GB SSD averaged 23.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the PNY CS900 500GB SSD near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 167MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 500GB SSD is 51.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS900 500GB SSD performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 218MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 252MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 12,890 samples)
Min Avg Max
184 Read 379 482
99.4 Write 252 441
86.2 Mixed 296 386
79.8 SusWrite 218 451
64.1% 286 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 30.1 38.3
20.6 4K Write 67.7 94.7
10.4 4K Mixed 32 43.2
122% 43.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26 DQ Read 225 309
15.4 DQ Write 256 355
14.6 DQ Mixed 167 224
146% 216 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
48GB free
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 434 161 105 105 109 MB/s
Read 461
Write 439
Mixed 363
SusWrite 227
84% 372 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 98.3
4K Mixed 45.2
169% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 233
202% 297 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 8.1 8.2 29 126 39 MB/s
Read 185
Write 103
Mixed 298
SusWrite 69.4
37% 164 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 38.9
142% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 207
180% 264 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 65 69 37 30 45 MB/s
Read 440
Write 251
Mixed 383
SusWrite 53.9
63% 282 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 65.5
4K Mixed 22.5
111% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 80.7
DQ Write 26.2
DQ Mixed 18.8
23% 41.9 MB/s
12,890 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 65,446,528 SSDs tested.

Typical CS900 500GB SSD Builds (Compare 1,510 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 77%
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 73%

Motherboard: Asrock B450M/ac

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $339

Popular CS900 500GB SSD compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchmark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2023 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.


1071 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
Intel Core i5-13600K $315Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $420Crucial MX500 250GB $31
Intel Core i5-12600K $194Nvidia RTX 3060 $365Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i5-12400F $155Nvidia RTX 4070-Ti $830Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $43SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $43SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $381SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback