TEST: Samsung Portable SSD T7 500GB external SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the external SSD Portable SSD T7 with 500GB (MU-PC500T) from Samsung.
Score
861
Price/GB
0,16 €


Technical data
Image Portable SSD T7
Manufacturer Samsung
Model number MU-PC500T
Storage capacity 500 GB (466 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 21 GB approx.
Read speed 1050 MB/s
Write speed 1000 MB/s
Interface USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 Gbit/s)
Connection USB Typ C
Price ca. 80 USD (= 0,16 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
99 %
Write speed
81 %

*) 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 861 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Samsung Portable SSD T7 500GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
1000,03 MB/s
806,20 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
20,66 MB/s
60,23 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
278,14 MB/s
120,99 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,209 ms
0,293 ms
Score
399
262
Total score
861

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 November 17, 2022 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Samsung Portable SSD T7 500GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
577,05 MB/s
3,98 s
Program
many small files
125,51 MB/s
56,08 s
Game
small and large files
260,31 MB/s
26,54 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the SSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 1050MB/s and 1000MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Samsung Portable SSD T7 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 Portable SSD T7 500GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1091,34
918,34
SEQ1M
Q1T1
820,57
859,70
RND4K
Q32T16
286,65
130,94
RND4K
Q1T1
20,82
65,13

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1.040,80
875,80
SEQ1M
Q1T1
782,60
819,90
RND4K
Q32T16
69.982,70
31.968,30
RND4K
Q1T1
5.083,50
15.900,40

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
7.666,77
9.108,61
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1.277,29
1.218,91
RND4K
Q32T16
7.302,91
15.975,50
RND4K
Q1T1
196,55
62,78

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 50 GB was written to the medium. After approx. 21 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 1037 MB/s and written with 321 MB/s.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: Samsung Portable SSD T7 500GB

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the Samsung external 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 Portable SSD T7 500GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the Samsung external 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 Portable SSD T7 500GB

SSD-Z Benchmark

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

SSD-Z TEST: Samsung Portable SSD T7 500GB


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