TEST: PNY XLR8 CS3030 500GB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD XLR8 CS3030 with 500GB (M280CS3030-500-RB) from PNY.
Score
4948
Price/GB
0,08 €


Technical data
Image XLR8 CS3030
Manufacturer PNY
Model number M280CS3030-500-RB
Storage capacity 500 GB (466 GiB)
Read speed 3500 MB/s
Write speed 2000 MB/s
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 170 Terabyte
Controller Phison PS5012-E12S
Price ca. 38 USD (= 0,08 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
94 %
Write speed
71 %

*) 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 4948 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: PNY XLR8 CS3030 500GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
3028,50 MB/s
2185,96 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
51,40 MB/s
185,89 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
1243,96 MB/s
2163,13 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,026 ms
0,109 ms
Score
1598
2568
Total score
4948

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 June 17, 2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: PNY XLR8 CS3030 500GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1952,38 MB/s
1,18 s
Program
many small files
1203,56 MB/s
5,85 s
Game
small and large files
1991,30 MB/s
3,47 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 2000MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: PNY XLR8 CS3030 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: PNY XLR8 CS3030 500GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3462,16
2278,64
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2368,47
2298,10
RND4K
Q32T16
1560,56
2304,46
RND4K
Q1T1
55,31
204,78

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3.301,80
2.173,10
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2.258,70
2.191,60
RND4K
Q32T16
380.997,00
562.612,00
RND4K
Q1T1
13.503,90
49.996,10

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2.421,65
3.674,23
SEQ1M
Q1T1
442,49
455,97
RND4K
Q32T16
1.341,37
908,78
RND4K
Q1T1
73,93
19,89

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: PNY XLR8 CS3030 500GB

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 500GB

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 500GB

SSD-Z Benchmark

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

SSD-Z TEST: PNY XLR8 CS3030 500GB


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