Average Bench: 79.7% (455th of 1037)

Based on 1,959 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS900 500GB SSD

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 500GB SSD averaged 20.2% 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 182MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 500GB SSD is 54.4%. 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 249MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 277MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,959 samples)
Min Avg Max
186 Read 371 475
102 Write 277 455
88.2 Mixed 308 400
65.1 SusWrite 249 469
67.6% 301 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 29.4 36.4
20 4K Write 69.7 92.6
11.7 4K Mixed 33.7 44.1
125% 44.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.4 DQ Read 231 294
39.5 DQ Write 279 355
38.8 DQ Mixed 182 218
158% 231 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
267GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 343 105 105 107 105 MB/s
Read 486
Write 241
Mixed 324
SusWrite 196
69% 312 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 79.1
4K Mixed 39.3
145% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 217
185% 269 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 409 197 105 105 107 MB/s
Read 462
Write 331
Mixed 350
SusWrite 218
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 39.3
147% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 167
128% 173 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 459 454 470 473 463 MB/s
Read 186
Write 103
Mixed 86.4
SusWrite 462
47% 209 MB/s
4K Read 17.6
4K Write 32.6
4K Mixed 43.9
100% 31.4 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 357
DQ Mixed 215
188% 276 MB/s
267GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900E13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 286 165 159 164 167 167 MB/s
Read 343
Write 201
Mixed 256
SusWrite 185
55% 246 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 64.6
4K Mixed 30.2
118% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 196
156% 211 MB/s
285GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900E13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 168 169 173 175 195 MB/s
Read 290
Write 149
Mixed 170
SusWrite 176
44% 196 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 64
4K Mixed 30.5
113% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 184
132% 168 MB/s
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900E13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 245 158 157 160 163 158 MB/s
Read 350
Write 257
Mixed 253
SusWrite 173
58% 258 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 62.2
4K Mixed 25.3
98% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 153
126% 178 MB/s
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 56 57 38 57 55 MB/s
Read 15.5
Write 300
Mixed 4.7
SusWrite 52.5
22% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 20.3
28% 7.87 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,586,626 SSDs tested.

Typical CS900 500GB SSD Builds (Compare 3,102 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asrock B450M/ac

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $685

Popular CS900 500GB SSD compatible motherboards:

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