TEST: Seagate BarraCuda Q5 500GB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD BarraCuda Q5 with 500GB (ZP500CV3A001) from Seagate.
Score
1855
Price/GB
0,09 €


Technical data
Image BarraCuda Q5
Manufacturer Seagate
Model number ZP500CV3A001
Storage capacity 500 GB (466 GiB)
Read speed 2300 MB/s
Write speed 900 MB/s
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) QLC
DRAM Cache no
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 120 Terabyte
Controller Phison PS5013-E13T
Price ca. 47 USD (= 0,09 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
65 %
Write speed
32 %

*) 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 1855 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Seagate BarraCuda Q5 500GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
2088,84 MB/s
986,22 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
50,33 MB/s
173,70 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
381,00 MB/s
652,11 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,028 ms
0,631 ms
Score
640
924
Total score
1855

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 02, 2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Seagate BarraCuda Q5 500GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1141,57 MB/s
2,01 s
Program
many small files
926,74 MB/s
7,60 s
Game
small and large files
996,02 MB/s
6,94 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the the Seagate SSDSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 2300MB/s and 900MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Seagate BarraCuda Q5 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: Seagate BarraCuda Q5 500GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2163,71
1059,13
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1381,05
1035,98
RND4K
Q32T16
394,83
723,39
RND4K
Q1T1
55,78
199,98

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2.063,50
1.010,10
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1.317,10
988,00
RND4K
Q32T16
96.395,00
176.609,00
RND4K
Q1T1
13.617,20
48.823,70

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3.871,27
7.899,69
SEQ1M
Q1T1
758,74
1.011,34
RND4K
Q32T16
5.278,97
2.893,19
RND4K
Q1T1
73,26
20,32

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the Seagate 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: Seagate BarraCuda Q5 500GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the Seagate 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: Seagate BarraCuda Q5 500GB


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