Average Bench: 77.3% (515th of 1058)

Based on 14,456 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS900 500GB SSD

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 500GB SSD averaged 22.7% 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 169MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 500GB SSD is 52.7%. 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 213MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 261MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,456 samples)
Min Avg Max
182 Read 379 481
101 Write 261 448
87.9 Mixed 298 385
71.9 SusWrite 213 458
64.4% 288 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.1 4K Read 30.8 39.3
19.2 4K Write 69.6 97.2
11.3 4K Mixed 32.5 43.7
125% 44.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 DQ Read 228 308
15.2 DQ Write 261 353
15.1 DQ Mixed 169 226
148% 219 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
250GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900Y13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 62 232 222 109 95 MB/s
Read 426
Write 463
Mixed 370
SusWrite 196
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 42
161% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 198
180% 270 MB/s
178GB free
Firmware: CS9006B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 344 106 82 81 85 MB/s
Read 477
Write 262
Mixed 325
SusWrite 174
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 38
164% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 188
164% 243 MB/s
413GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 39 41 50 43 40 MB/s
Read 390
Write 439
Mixed 383
SusWrite 50.1
71% 315 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 77.3
4K Mixed 39.4
138% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 210
185% 272 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 40 42 36 37 48 MB/s
Read 402
Write 430
Mixed 374
SusWrite 59.1
71% 316 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 54.2
4K Mixed 32.2
110% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 194
166% 242 MB/s
367GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900P13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 423 345 181 179 296 MB/s
Read 204
Write 109
Mixed 92.1
SusWrite 306
40% 178 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 19.6
4K Mixed 9.8
51% 15.9 MB/s
DQ Read 14.9
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 211
150% 182 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 57,592,766 SSDs tested.

Typical CS900 500GB SSD Builds (Compare 9,455 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asrock B450M/ac

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $644

Popular CS900 500GB SSD compatible motherboards:

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