TEST: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD 970 EVO with 500GB (MZ-V7E500BW) from Samsung.
Score
5333
Price/GB
0,23 €


Technical data
Image 970 EVO
Manufacturer Samsung
Model number MZ-V7E500BW
Storage capacity 500 GB (466 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 22 GB approx.
Read speed 3400 MB/s
Write speed 2300 MB/s
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 300 Terabyte
Controller Samsung Phoenix (S4LR020)
Price ca. 116 USD (= 0,23 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
93 %
Write speed
74 %

*) 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 5333 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
3170,33 MB/s
2335,70 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
62,18 MB/s
171,33 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
1634,08 MB/s
1919,16 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,024 ms
0,109 ms
Score
2013
2324
Total score
5333

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 May 11, 2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
2080,43 MB/s
1,10 s
Program
many small files
1238,07 MB/s
5,69 s
Game
small and large files
2035,62 MB/s
3,39 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the the Samsung SSDSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 3400MB/s and 2300MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Samsung 970 EVO 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: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3576,48
2488,29
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2618,27
2404,17
RND4K
Q32T16
1311,68
1978,11
RND4K
Q1T1
35,91
182,02

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3.410,80
2.373,00
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2.497,00
2.292,80
RND4K
Q32T16
320.235,00
482.938,00
RND4K
Q1T1
8.767,80
44.437,70

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2.343,94
3.364,30
SEQ1M
Q1T1
400,25
435,82
RND4K
Q32T16
1.595,08
1.058,97
RND4K
Q1T1
113,89
22,39

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 100 GB was written to the medium. After approx. 22 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 3205 MB/s and written with 760 MB/s.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the Samsung 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: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the Samsung 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: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB

SSD-Z Benchmark

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

SSD-Z TEST: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB


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