TEST: Samsung 980 500GB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD 980 with 500GB (MZ-V8V500BW) from Samsung.
Score
4722
Price/GB
0,12 €


Technical data
Image 980
Manufacturer Samsung
Model number MZ-V8V500BW
Storage capacity 500 GB (466 GiB)
Read speed 3100 MB/s
Write speed 2600 MB/s
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache no
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 300 Terabyte
Controller Samsung Pablo (S3LR033)
Price ca. 59 USD (= 0,12 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
87 %
Write speed
75 %

*) 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 4722 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Samsung 980 500GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
2807,76 MB/s
2307,40 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
56,06 MB/s
153,45 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
1510,07 MB/s
1564,42 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,026 ms
0,130 ms
Score
1847
1949
Total score
4722

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 April 10, 2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Samsung 980 500GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1825,68 MB/s
1,26 s
Program
many small files
742,89 MB/s
9,48 s
Game
small and large files
1500,68 MB/s
4,60 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 3100MB/s and 2600MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Samsung 980 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 980 500GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3184,91
2267,90
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2135,82
2284,21
RND4K
Q32T16
1674,56
1698,08
RND4K
Q1T1
62,59
166,93

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3.037,40
2.162,80
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2.036,90
2.178,40
RND4K
Q32T16
408.828,00
414.571,00
RND4K
Q1T1
15.279,50
40.754,60

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2.631,16
3.692,37
SEQ1M
Q1T1
490,52
458,61
RND4K
Q32T16
1.248,23
1.232,19
RND4K
Q1T1
65,27
24,35

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 980 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 980 500GB


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