Average Bench: 76.9% (524th of 1058)

Based on 11,087 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS900 500GB SSD

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 500GB SSD averaged 23.0% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 164MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 500GB SSD is 56.5%. 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 265MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,087 samples)
Min Avg Max
199 Read 387 484
102 Write 265 444
86.1 Mixed 294 386
62.7 SusWrite 216 456
65% 290 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 29.8 38.9
17.2 4K Write 67.8 96.6
10.8 4K Mixed 32.6 43.8
123% 43.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.2 DQ Read 223 305
16 DQ Write 255 354
14.3 DQ Mixed 164 223
144% 214 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
390GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900Y13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 461 467 463 465 467 MB/s
Read 412
Write 364
Mixed 361
SusWrite 465
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 39.8
150% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 193
171% 254 MB/s
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900BB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 446 449 447 448 444 MB/s
Read 435
Write 412
Mixed 370
SusWrite 447
94% 416 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 40.1
150% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 181
164% 247 MB/s
295GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS9006B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 338 343 347 349 346 MB/s
Read 504
Write 32.1
Mixed 351
SusWrite 342
68% 307 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 82.8
4K Mixed 33.1
140% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 193
171% 253 MB/s
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 424 326 131 66 116 61 MB/s
Read 462
Write 377
Mixed 346
SusWrite 187
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 39.8
148% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 203
178% 262 MB/s
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS9006B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 141 71 71 70 68 MB/s
Read 478
Write 337
Mixed 333
SusWrite 127
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 93.5
4K Mixed 36.3
152% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 193
170% 252 MB/s
364GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 350 93 95 92 180 MB/s
Read 239
Write 116
Mixed 345
SusWrite 199
51% 225 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 30.8
120% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 196
176% 264 MB/s
339GB free
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 51 44 35 27 33 MB/s
Read 389
Write 418
Mixed 363
SusWrite 83.8
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 72.3
4K Mixed 29.2
114% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 203
177% 261 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 51,468,029 SSDs tested.

Typical CS900 500GB SSD Builds (Compare 8,282 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asrock B450M/ac

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $790

Popular CS900 500GB SSD compatible motherboards:

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