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PNY CS2030 240GB PCIe NVMe M.2 drive Review

IOMeter is another open source synthetic benchmarking tool which is able to simulate the various loads placed on hard drive and solid state drive technology.

We test with both random read and write 4k tests, as shown above. There are many ways to measure the IOPS performance of a Solid State Drive, so our results will sometimes differ from manufacturer’s quoted ratings. We do test all drives in exactly the same way, so the results are directly comparable.


PNY’s official 4K random read/write figures for the drive are 201,000 IOPS and 215,000 IOPS respectively. Under our IOMeter test we managed to get a bit more read performance out of the drive at 205,109 IOPS but at 161,325 IOPS the writes fell some way short of the official maximum figure.

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