TEST: Samsung 980 PRO 500GB M.2 SSD980 PRO

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test.
The the M.2 NVMe SSD 980 PRO with 500GB (MZ-V8P500BW) from Samsung was tested.


Technical data
Manufacturer Samsung
Type MZ-V8P500BW
Storage capacity 500 GB (466 GiB)
Read speed 7000 MB/s
Write speed 5000 MB/s
Interface PCIe 4.0 x4
Form factor M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 300 Terabyte
Controller Samsung Elpis S4LV003
Price 85 USD (= 0,17 $ / GB)
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Score
8051
Price/GB
0,17 $
Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
92 %
Write speed
96 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.


AS SSD Benchmark 2.0

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 5 GB file. Here, a total score of 8051 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Samsung 980 PRO 500GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
5514,23 MB/s
3861,02 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
76,93 MB/s
172,83 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
2320,37 MB/s
3112,77 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,021 ms
0,117 ms
Score
2949
3672
Total score
8051

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 Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of 11.01.2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better.

AS SSD TEST: Samsung 980 PRO 500GB
AS SSD Kopier-Benchmark Transferrate: Dauer:
ISO
two large files
1900,26 MB/s
1,21 s
Program
many small files
773,13 MB/s
9,10 s
Game
small and large files
1557,22 MB/s
4,44 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the write as well as read speed (according to the manufacturer 7000 MB/s and 5000 MB/s) the Samsung SSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data.

AS SSD TEST: Samsung 980 PRO 500GB

CrystalDiskMark 7.0 Benchmark


Similar to AS SSD, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: Samsung 980 PRO 500GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
6778,56
4853,30
SEQ1M
Q1T1
4093,37
4117,96
RND4K
Q32T16
3267,58
2745,56
RND4K
Q1T1
82,85
198,52

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IPOS] Write [IPOS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
6.464,50
4.628,50
SEQ1M
Q1T1
3.903,70
3.927,20
RND4K
Q32T16
797.748,00
670.303,00
RND4K
Q1T1
20.225,80
48.466,80

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1.236,32
1.723,92
SEQ1M
Q1T1
255,95
254,34
RND4K
Q32T16
621,21
761,01
RND4K
Q1T1
49,24
20,48

ATTO Disk Benchmark 4

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 usually be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: Samsung 980 PRO 500GB

HD Tune Pro 5.75 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 PRO 500GB

SSD-Z 16 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 980 PRO 500GB

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