TEST: PNY XLR8 CS3040 1TB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD XLR8 CS3040 with 1TB (M280CS3040-1TB-RB) from PNY.
Score
7510
Price/GB
0,04 €


Technical data
Image XLR8 CS3040
Manufacturer PNY
Model number M280CS3040-1TB-RB
Storage capacity 1024 GB (932 GiB)
Read speed 5600 MB/s
Write speed 4300 MB/s
Interface PCIe 4.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 1800 Terabyte
Controller Phison PS5016-E16
Price ca. 46 USD (= 0,04 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
67 %
Write speed
65 %

*) 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 7510 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: PNY XLR8 CS3040 1TB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
4244,45 MB/s
4054,53 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
55,82 MB/s
192,89 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
1820,60 MB/s
3441,90 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,020 ms
0,096 ms
Score
2301
4040
Total score
7510

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 26, 2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: PNY XLR8 CS3040 1TB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
2180,47 MB/s
1,05 s
Program
many small files
1191,74 MB/s
5,91 s
Game
small and large files
1909,65 MB/s
3,62 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 5600MB/s and 4300MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: PNY XLR8 CS3040 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 CS3040 1TB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
5013,91
4425,46
SEQ1M
Q1T1
3177,16
4417,86
RND4K
Q32T16
2858,41
2880,40
RND4K
Q1T1
59,50
208,72

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
4.781,60
4.220,40
SEQ1M
Q1T1
3.030,00
4.213,20
RND4K
Q32T16
697.853,00
703.223,00
RND4K
Q1T1
14.526,40
50.956,80

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1.672,23
1.892,16
SEQ1M
Q1T1
329,82
237,07
RND4K
Q32T16
732,28
704,82
RND4K
Q1T1
68,68
19,50

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 CS3040 1TB

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 CS3040 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 CS3040 1TB

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 CS3040 1TB


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