TEST: Seagate FireCuda 520 500GB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD FireCuda 520 with 500GB (ZP500GM3A002) from Seagate.
Score
5641
Price/GB
0,08 €


Technical data
Image FireCuda 520
Manufacturer Seagate
Model number ZP500GM3A002
Storage capacity 500 GB (466 GiB)
Read speed 5000 MB/s
Write speed 2500 MB/s
Interface PCIe 4.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 850 Terabyte
Controller Phison PS5016-E16
Price ca. 41 USD (= 0,08 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
68 %
Write speed
49 %

*) 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 5641 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Seagate FireCuda 520 500GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
4158,28 MB/s
2425,60 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
53,99 MB/s
185,16 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
1332,64 MB/s
2569,48 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,026 ms
0,102 ms
Score
1802
2997
Total score
5641

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 24, 2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Seagate FireCuda 520 500GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1590,23 MB/s
1,45 s
Program
many small files
1121,14 MB/s
6,28 s
Game
small and large files
1846,00 MB/s
3,74 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 2500MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Seagate FireCuda 520 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 FireCuda 520 500GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
4981,97
2670,59
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2923,40
2672,42
RND4K
Q32T16
1701,84
2608,84
RND4K
Q1T1
58,79
215,21

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
4.751,20
2.546,90
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2.788,00
2.548,60
RND4K
Q32T16
415.488,00
636.923,00
RND4K
Q1T1
14.352,50
52.541,00

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1.682,99
3.134,68
SEQ1M
Q1T1
358,28
391,91
RND4K
Q32T16
1.218,04
796,37
RND4K
Q1T1
69,48
18,88

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 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 FireCuda 520 500GB


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