TEST: PNY XLR8 CS3030 1TB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD XLR8 CS3030 with 1TB (M280CS3030-1TB-RB) from PNY.
Score
6456
Price/GB
0,17 €


Technical data
Image XLR8 CS3030
Manufacturer PNY
Model number M280CS3030-1TB-RB
Storage capacity 1024 GB (931 GiB)
Read speed 3500 MB/s
Write speed 3000 MB/s
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 1665 Terabyte
Controller Phison PS5012-E12S
Price ca. 170 USD (= 0,17 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
94 %
Write speed
93 %

*) 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 6456 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: PNY XLR8 CS3030 1TB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
3023,35 MB/s
2936,83 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
49,32 MB/s
177,32 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
1657,56 MB/s
2950,91 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,027 ms
0,106 ms
Score
2009
3422
Total score
6456

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 March 05, 2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: PNY XLR8 CS3030 1TB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1487,18 MB/s
1,55 s
Program
many small files
736,07 MB/s
9,56 s
Game
small and large files
1495,92 MB/s
4,62 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the the PNY SSDSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 3500MB/s and 3000MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: PNY XLR8 CS3030 1TB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

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

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: PNY XLR8 CS3030 1TB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3455,01
3093,01
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2330,11
3060,55
RND4K
Q32T16
2811,12
2953,07
RND4K
Q1T1
54,01
198,14

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3.295,00
2.949,70
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2.222,20
2.918,80
RND4K
Q32T16
686.308,00
720.964,00
RND4K
Q1T1
13.185,50
48.375,00

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2.425,86
2.705,66
SEQ1M
Q1T1
449,69
342,23
RND4K
Q32T16
744,35
705,13
RND4K
Q1T1
75,63
20,50

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the PNY 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: PNY XLR8 CS3030 1TB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the PNY 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: PNY XLR8 CS3030 1TB


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