Budget SSD Test: PNY CS900 480GB

Solid State Drive’s seem to be the norm in PC’s these days but they can be expensive, especially when you want a decent amount of storage space. In this article, I will be reviewing the PNY CS900.

An SSD or Solid State Drive does the same job as a Hard Drive, the only difference is that it does it faster because there is no spinning disk and handle reading data.

Priced from £48.89 (Link to Price comparison Site). The PNY CS900 480GB SSD seems like a great deal, especially when you compare it to the Samsung Evo’s. On their website, PNY mentions that “The CS900 delivers all the most sought after features at an excellent value”. Which in my humble opinion I think it’s true! The drive also has an impressive 3-year warranty!

The CS900 is the mainstream performance line of PNY’s range making it an excellent price for bargain hunter.

Like most SSD’s, the CS900 is an excellent choice for power efficiency as they consume less power than hard drives. This is great news, especially if you are upgrading a laptop as it will make your battery last longer.

In terms of capacity, the CS900 line is available in many capacities ranging from 120GB to 960GB.



Read Speed:

Wright Speed:

Memory Type:




From 120Gb – 960GB

515 MB/s

490 MB/s




3 Year


UserBenchmark Score: https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/195106/PNY-CS900-480GB-SSD

My Test:

Would I reccomend it?

The PNY CS900 is definitely worth it! There are many cool SSD’s out there for a similar price, but this one still wins for me. The style is modern so it won’t look cheap and nasty in my glass case too.

I would definitely recommend this drive to someone who might be upgrading from a hard drive to an SSD or is building a PC.

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