TEST: Seagate FireCuda 540 1TB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD FireCuda 540 with 1TB (ZP1000GM3A004) from Seagate.
Score
11921
Price/GB
0,17 €


Technical data
Image FireCuda 540
Manufacturer Seagate
Model number ZP1000GM3A004
Storage capacity 1024 GB (931 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 105 GB approx.
Read speed 9500 MB/s
Write speed 8500 MB/s
Interface PCIe 5.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 1000 Terabyte
Controller Phison PS5026-E26
Price ca. 170 USD (= 0,17 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
84 %
Write speed
93 %

*) 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 11921 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Seagate FireCuda 540 1TB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
7655,66 MB/s
8319,98 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
83,95 MB/s
287,35 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
2968,61 MB/s
4999,39 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,014 ms
0,168 ms
Score
3818
6119
Total score
11921

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 August 26, 2023 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Seagate FireCuda 540 1TB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
4548,54 MB/s
0,51 s
Program
many small files
1534,32 MB/s
4,59 s
Game
small and large files
3058,83 MB/s
2,26 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 9500MB/s and 8500MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Seagate FireCuda 540 1TB

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 540 1TB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
9620,97
8818,29
SEQ1M
Q1T1
7520,63
8805,35
RND4K
Q32T16
5392,93
4547,63
RND4K
Q1T1
84,24
336,17

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
9.175,30
8.409,80
SEQ1M
Q1T1
7.172,20
8.397,40
RND4K
Q32T16
1.316.630,00
1.110.260,00
RND4K
Q1T1
20.566,70
82.072,00

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
805,95
949,66
SEQ1M
Q1T1
139,26
118,92
RND4K
Q32T16
377,35
455,31
RND4K
Q1T1
48,51
12,12

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 540 1TB

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 540 1TB


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