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PNY CS2211

PNY CS2211
alaScore 89

27 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of PNY CS2211. The average rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the PNY CS2211 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 27 reviews)

2 expert reviews

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Consumer review ( review summary for PNY CS2211


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of PNY CS2211 from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - (SSD7CS1311-120-RB)PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - (SSD7CS1311-120-RB)

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Billy Tallis (

The PNY CS1311 and CS2211 SSD Review: MLC vs TLC at 15nm


Phison's S10 SATA SSD controller has taken over a large chunk of the SSD market. It works with both MLC and TLC and is sold as part of an off-the-shelf SSD solution that allows companies to purchase complete drives with the controller, NAND (from...

The new cut-down S10C controller used in the 120GB and 240GB models do not seem to have brought any new performance limitations relative to the full-size S10-X used in the 480GB models and all previous Phison S10 drives we've tested. It's a...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Ramseyer (

PNY CS1311 SSD Review


We recently published a review of the CS2211 SSD from PNY's premium XLR8 line. The CS2211 is aimed at gamers and enthusiasts, and uses Toshiba 15nm MLC flash. The CS1311 we're testing today employs Toshiba's 15nm TLC NAND for more value-oriented...

The PNY CS1311 SSDs raise the bar for Phison S10 products with TLC flash. The direct-to-die write algorithm increases performance where these SSDs were weak

Even though Phison has worked to address the issue for more than a year, random-read and -write performance still hampers the S10 controller. If PNY wants to make a run at Samsung based on performance alone, then the company needs to push for more...

PNY makes some of the best SSDs on the market for companies without in-house controller IP or NAND flash fabrication. The two major components must come from outside companies, so PNY has to work with open-market hardware and make the best of what's...

May, 2016

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benchmarks close if not equivalent to the 850 evo, highly rec


I highly recommend this SSD as a OS boot drive and for games

got this just for games , loads games extremely fast MLC > TLC AS SSD Benchmark Seq read - 528 write - 503 4k read - 44 write - 101 4k-64 read - 377 write - 257 acc time - .038 ms .033 ms score read - 474 write 408 total 1141


May, 2016

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I can't believe how fast the hard drive is. After always having used standard hard disc drives wish I'd switched to ssd long time ago. Hit the power button on the case,windows boots in less than 15 seconds where before it'd take 2 minutes or more. I'll...

Super fast,great price


May, 2016

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intel i5 6600k asrock fatal1ty i7 pro gamer ddr4 PNY EVGA g2 1000 SSD PNY 240 xlr8 nzxt 440h case deepcool 120 captain pny gtx 980 ti xlr8 6gb.

super fast. read and write both exceeded the stated limits on a average. windows loads in 3 seconds. PNY has never let me down. even when my gpu failed a few years back their warranty service is superstar. If I need it and PNY makes it I'll buy it over...


Apr, 2016

Consumer review (

Amazing so far


I have only had this drive installed and been using it for 3 days, but the benchmarks on it are great. Playing games has been a great experience. Load times are fast. Only time will tell if there if this drive has the longevity that my previous SSD...

Fast, price for performance is great for the time I purchased.

None so far

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (

PNY CS2211 480GB fast and easy


Owned this drive for about 1 week now. I upgraded from a almost 3 year old Crucial M500 480gb ssd. I mostly play computer games. This drive feels faster than my old M500, the M500 for instance when I jump into a match for Battlefield 4 and enter a map...

New 15nm Toshiba MLC NAND. 4 year warranty. Comes with Acronis free data migration key.


Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

Works great!


If you're thinking about upgrading to an SSD, do it. I can never go back to using a traditional hard drive as a main drive in any machine from now on.

Swapped the hard drive in my four year old laptop with this, and the difference is day and night. Boots up in seconds and programs open almost instantly.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

Great Product from an American Seller


I also have a 480 GB PNY SSD that I've been using for data storage for about 9 months with no problems.

Using with a Macintosh system for the main system drive; it was easy to configure. Device supports the TRIM file management which improves its long-term reliability.

None so far

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (

Extremely Fast, Great Product


Still has one of the best price/performance ratios out there. Hasn't failed once. Boot time from power on to Windows 10 desktop is about 5 seconds. I used OCZ before and had multiple errors, but PNY products seem very polished, especially these SSDs.

-Faster than most 500ish GB SSDs on the market, best value due to speed. -Originally was on sale and has by far the best price/performance ratio

-Not quite as cheap as when it was on sale originally, which made it a steal -480GB, if that 20GB means more to you than speed, go Samsung.

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications


Certification:CE, FCC
Colour of product:Black / Black, Red
Internal: Yes
Protection features:Shock Resistant
RoHS compliance: Yes
SSD form factor:2.5"

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85

Other features



Data Transfer Rate:6
End-to-End Data Protection: Yes
Mean time between failures (MTBF):2000000
Memory Type:MLC
RAID support: Yes
Random read (100% span):90000
Random write (100% span):84000
Read speed:550 / 560 / 565
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:240 / 480 / 960
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA III
Write speed:470 / 520 / 540


Power consumption (average):2.2
Power consumption (idle):0.17


Linux operating systems supported:CentOS 7.0, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah, Mac OS X 10.1 Puma, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Technical Details

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7