REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
Throughout our synthetic benchmarks the CS1311 reached over 560MB/s read and 530MB/s write. 4K read performance was good, but 4K write was a bit on the low side. The latency results throughout benchmarking were also very good. PCMark Vantage placed these drives near the bottom of the pack, but PC Mark 8 reveal very good performance overall. The 480GB model even led the pack during the recovery phase. Overall, PNY’s latest entry level TLC packed SSD, the CS1311, has put on a decent performance during our testing.
The PNY CS1311 is set out to be a HDD replacement. It isn’t the fastest thing out there, but for its purpose and price point, it is a decent contender. Looking at the 240GB model right now, for $59.99, it is a good deal. If you are one who transfers large ISO or games or media files often, we suggest you look for a more premium type SSD. If you are just looking for a cheap drive to throw into any old machine, maybe even help a friend out who is stuck on a slow mechanical HDD, there is no shame in grabbing one of these for a good deal. They are significantly faster than HDDs for OS uses and will still bring anyone out of the early 2000’s to the snappy modern world we live in today. Plus, the Acronis True Image Migration software will be a great asset to anyone who isn’t up for the struggles of a full re-installation.