Average Bench: 74.8% (585th of 1080)

Based on 16,267 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS900 500GB SSD

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 500GB SSD averaged 25.1% 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 165MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 500GB SSD is 49.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the PNY CS900 500GB SSD performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 216MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 241MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,267 samples)
Min Avg Max
190 Read 379 488
82.1 Write 241 433
84.9 Mixed 289 380
82.1 SusWrite 216 442
62.8% 281 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16 4K Read 29.3 39
16.7 4K Write 63.7 92.2
11.4 4K Mixed 30.9 41.8
118% 41.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.5 DQ Read 224 315
15.6 DQ Write 250 355
14.4 DQ Mixed 165 225
144% 213 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: CS900615
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 417 194 107 108 105 MB/s
Read 489
Write 411
Mixed 359
SusWrite 224
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 68.3
4K Mixed 37.5
135% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 219
190% 281 MB/s
331GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 149 74 98 98 97 MB/s
Read 476
Write 336
Mixed 376
SusWrite 153
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 37
140% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 213
177% 255 MB/s
386GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900Z13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 271 357 365 376 384 388 MB/s
Read 338
Write 325
Mixed 311
SusWrite 357
75% 333 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 60.9
4K Mixed 29.5
106% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 190
167% 246 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 280 133 8.9 9 5.3 MB/s
Read 286
Write 291
Mixed 242
SusWrite 125
53% 236 MB/s
4K Read 14.1
4K Write 24.4
4K Mixed 22.5
63% 20.3 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 209
176% 253 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 76,410,973 SSDs tested

Typical CS900 500GB SSD Builds (Compare 1,960 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asrock B450M/ac

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $311

Popular CS900 500GB SSD compatible motherboards:

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