TEST: Seagate FireCuda 520 2TB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD FireCuda 520 with 2TB (ZP2000GM30002) from Seagate.
Score
7228
Price/GB
0,10 €


Technical data
Image FireCuda 520
Manufacturer Seagate
Model number ZP2000GM30002
Storage capacity 2048 GB (1863 GiB)
Read speed 5000 MB/s
Write speed 4400 MB/s
Interface PCIe 4.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 3600 Terabyte
Controller Phison PS5016-E16
Price ca. 203 USD (= 0,10 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
67 %
Write speed
63 %

*) 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 7228 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Seagate FireCuda 520 2TB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
4215,06 MB/s
3795,16 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
55,14 MB/s
195,06 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
1695,12 MB/s
3389,51 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,021 ms
0,098 ms
Score
2172
3964
Total score
7228

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 July 19, 2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Seagate FireCuda 520 2TB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1801,26 MB/s
1,28 s
Program
many small files
1104,61 MB/s
6,37 s
Game
small and large files
1803,85 MB/s
3,83 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 5000MB/s and 4400MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Seagate FireCuda 520 2TB

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 FireCuda 520 2TB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
4997,59
4446,68
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2831,68
4359,61
RND4K
Q32T16
3042,59
2932,63
RND4K
Q1T1
57,48
191,69

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
4.766,10
4.240,70
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2.700,50
4.157,60
RND4K
Q32T16
742.821,00
715.975,00
RND4K
Q1T1
14.032,00
46.798,10

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1.677,32
1.882,99
SEQ1M
Q1T1
370,10
240,27
RND4K
Q32T16
684,78
712,53
RND4K
Q1T1
71,12
21,24

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.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: Seagate FireCuda 520 2TB

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 FireCuda 520 2TB

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 FireCuda 520 2TB

SSD-Z Benchmark

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

SSD-Z TEST: Seagate FireCuda 520 2TB


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