Average Bench: 78% (503rd of 1058)

Based on 9,787 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS900 500GB SSD

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 500GB SSD averaged 21.9% 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 167MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 500GB SSD is 54.6%. 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 240MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 260MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,787 samples)
Min Avg Max
178 Read 374 484
100 Write 260 447
82.7 Mixed 286 385
68.1 SusWrite 240 459
64.9% 290 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 29.9 38.7
19.1 4K Write 68.2 96.4
10.9 4K Mixed 32.9 44.1
124% 43.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.3 DQ Read 223 306
15.5 DQ Write 253 354
14.3 DQ Mixed 167 227
145% 214 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
372GB free
Firmware: CS900P13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 465 214 187 190 186 MB/s
Read 490
Write 465
Mixed 376
SusWrite 286
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 45.7
175% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 357
DQ Mixed 234
203% 299 MB/s
258GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 452 448 408 287 304 MB/s
Read 434
Write 440
Mixed 388
SusWrite 390
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 50
4K Mixed 36.6
124% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 191
140% 186 MB/s
296GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 46 40 37 43 53 MB/s
Read 407
Write 454
Mixed 384
SusWrite 88.4
75% 333 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 41.9
152% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 210
185% 272 MB/s
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900BB3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 418 422 404 397 404 MB/s
Read 222
Write 110
Mixed 90.6
SusWrite 384
45% 202 MB/s
4K Read 15.3
4K Write 40.1
4K Mixed 30.9
84% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 185
169% 255 MB/s
277GB free
Firmware: CS900E13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 164 173 158 162 178 MB/s
Read 349
Write 240
Mixed 282
SusWrite 190
59% 265 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 44.6
4K Mixed 27.8
104% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 95.2
DQ Mixed 174
134% 187 MB/s
337GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 86 93 95 91 93 MB/s
Read 420
Write 81
Mixed 147
SusWrite 92.9
40% 185 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 55.8
4K Mixed 28.7
122% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 89.2
DQ Mixed 88.4
76% 113 MB/s
134GB free
Firmware: CS900KA3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 416 424 308 425 416 MB/s
Read 118
Write 65.4
Mixed 99.5
SusWrite 388
38% 168 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 41.9
4K Mixed 24.5
82% 28.4 MB/s
DQ Read 74.8
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 152
104% 125 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,209,475 SSDs tested.

Typical CS900 500GB SSD Builds (Compare 7,388 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asrock B450M/ac

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $780

Popular CS900 500GB SSD compatible motherboards:

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