Average Bench: 77.8% (504th of 1057)

Based on 6,611 user benchmarks.  Model: PNY CS900 500GB SSD

Good average bench

The PNY CS900 500GB SSD averaged 22.2% 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 170MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY CS900 500GB SSD is 53.5%. 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 227MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 252MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,611 samples)
Min Avg Max
196 Read 373 485
102 Write 252 444
87.5 Mixed 296 386
73.1 SusWrite 227 459
64.3% 287 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.7 4K Read 29.7 38.4
20 4K Write 69.6 94.2
11.2 4K Mixed 33 42.8
124% 44.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.4 DQ Read 233 305
16.9 DQ Write 260 353
14.4 DQ Mixed 170 222
149% 221 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
333GB free
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 424 318 98 100 100 98 MB/s
Read 453
Write 167
Mixed 365
SusWrite 190
65% 293 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 79.4
4K Mixed 36.8
145% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 208
183% 272 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 452 467 436 437 436 MB/s
Read 412
Write 424
Mixed 366
SusWrite 448
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 48.6
4K Mixed 25.1
87% 31.1 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 205
178% 260 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900P13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 134 148 172 103 108 MB/s
Read 238
Write 104
Mixed 351
SusWrite 143
47% 209 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 41.9
160% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 233
200% 293 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 399 318 108 160 289 MB/s
Read 313
Write 103
Mixed 341
SusWrite 276
58% 259 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 57.2
4K Mixed 32
116% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 200
174% 259 MB/s
301GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900KA3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 20 18 20 19 21 MB/s
Read 390
Write 431
Mixed 333
SusWrite 44.6
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 34.3
130% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 167
155% 235 MB/s
367GB free
Firmware: CS9006B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 264 208 66 64 67 MB/s
Read 461
Write 348
Mixed 343
SusWrite 146
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 45.1
4K Mixed 26
105% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 174
133% 182 MB/s
234GB free
Firmware: 0613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 429 280 110 110 110 MB/s
Read 337
Write 102
Mixed 90.7
SusWrite 247
43% 194 MB/s
4K Read 16.5
4K Write 18.4
4K Mixed 20.4
61% 18.4 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 228
196% 288 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,076,451 SSDs tested.

Typical CS900 500GB SSD Builds (Compare 6,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asrock B450M/ac

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $720

Popular CS900 500GB SSD compatible motherboards:

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