TEST: ADATA Falcon 512GB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD Falcon with 512GB (AFALCON-512G-C) from ADATA.
Score
2188
Price/GB
0,08 €


Technical data
Image Falcon
Manufacturer ADATA
Model number AFALCON-512G-C
Storage capacity 512 GB (477 GiB)
Read speed 3100 MB/s
Write speed 1500 MB/s
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache no
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 300 Terabyte
Controller Realtek RTS5762DL
Price ca. 43 USD (= 0,08 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
77 %
Write speed
45 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.

AS SSD Benchmark

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 5 GB file. A total score of 2188 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: ADATA Falcon 512GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
2482,96 MB/s
1371,85 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
30,10 MB/s
134,25 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
592,70 MB/s
650,60 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,032 ms
0,508 ms
Score
871
922
Total score
2188

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using the Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of August 02, 2022 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: ADATA Falcon 512GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1538,57 MB/s
1,49 s
Program
many small files
1144,08 MB/s
6,15 s
Game
small and large files
1363,46 MB/s
5,07 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the the ADATA SSDSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 3100MB/s and 1500MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: ADATA Falcon 512GB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Here, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed, similar to the ones performed on the AS SSD.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: ADATA Falcon 512GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2889,39
1405,24
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2281,58
1340,94
RND4K
Q32T16
1088,65
775,68
RND4K
Q1T1
49,60
153,62

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2.755,50
1.340,10
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2.175,90
1.278,80
RND4K
Q32T16
265.783,00
189.376,00
RND4K
Q1T1
12.110,40
37.504,40

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2.900,89
5.953,93
SEQ1M
Q1T1
459,22
781,26
RND4K
Q32T16
1.918,43
2.692,66
RND4K
Q1T1
82,34
26,52

HD Tune Pro Endurance test

A long-term test was performed here to make full use of the memory capacity. You can see when a cache is full and the writing performance decreases.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: ADATA Falcon 512GB

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the ADATA M.2 SSD. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: ADATA Falcon 512GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the ADATA M.2 SSD . The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: ADATA Falcon 512GB

SSD-Z Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the ADATA M.2 SSD here. is written. The transfer data is displayed. The more constant the line, the better.

SSD-Z TEST: ADATA Falcon 512GB


Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.
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