TEST: Crucial P3 Plus 500GB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD P3 Plus with 500GB (CT500P3PSSD8) from Crucial.
Score
3430
Price/GB
0,11 €


Technical data
Image P3 Plus
Manufacturer Crucial
Model number CT500P3PSSD8
Storage capacity 500 GB (466 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 130 GB approx.
Read speed 4700 MB/s
Write speed 1900 MB/s
Interface PCIe 4.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) QLC
DRAM Cache no
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 110 Terabyte
Controller Phison PS5021-E21T
Price ca. 53 USD (= 0,11 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
63 %
Write speed
38 %

*) 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 3430 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Crucial P3 Plus 500GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
3851,39 MB/s
1843,79 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
55,78 MB/s
185,60 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
1107,95 MB/s
808,97 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,019 ms
0,120 ms
Score
1549
1179
Total score
3430

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 January 26, 2023 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Crucial P3 Plus 500GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1529,36 MB/s
1,50 s
Program
many small files
1208,05 MB/s
5,83 s
Game
small and large files
1799,29 MB/s
3,84 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the the Crucial SSDSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 4700MB/s and 1900MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Crucial P3 Plus 500GB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

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

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: Crucial P3 Plus 500GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
4698,85
1934,96
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2595,91
1934,61
RND4K
Q32T16
1446,72
1036,20
RND4K
Q1T1
58,80
197,65

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
4.481,20
1.845,30
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2.475,70
1.845,00
RND4K
Q32T16
353.204,00
252.978,00
RND4K
Q1T1
14.355,20
48.253,70

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1.783,80
4.326,48
SEQ1M
Q1T1
403,72
540,96
RND4K
Q32T16
1.447,67
2.021,45
RND4K
Q1T1
69,53
20,60

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. A test file of 150 GB was written to the medium. After approx. 130 GB, the pSLC-Cache was full and the performance was throttled.
At least the test file could be read with an average write speed of 1859 MB/s and written with 292 MB/s.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: Crucial P3 Plus 500GB

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the Crucial 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: Crucial P3 Plus 500GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the Crucial 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: Crucial P3 Plus 500GB

SSD-Z Benchmark

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

SSD-Z TEST: Crucial P3 Plus 500GB


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