Today, we will see a benchmark for the 500GB version of the Samsung SSD 980 NVMe drive in the ASUS E210MA laptop. This SSD is marketed with having a read speed of up to 3,500MB/s and write speeds of up to 3,000MB/s.
For this benchmark, we will be using KDiskMark, since this laptop is running Ubuntu Linux.
500GB Samsung SSD 980 Benchmark
First, we must select the proper drive in the drive dropdown. Then, we will click on the “All” button to initiate the benchmark:
We are them prompted if we want to overwrite a temporary file that it uses for the benchmark process. We will click on Yes:
Now, we are asked for our password in order to initiate the task. Enter it and press OK:
The benchmark will start and shortly, we will have the results:
From the above benchmark, we see that the maximum read speed reached up to 1.7GB/s for the 8-queue sequential test. For the 1-queue test, it reached up to 1.3GB/s. On the write test, we have up to 1.3GB/s on the 8-queue sequential test and up to 743.28MB/s in the 1-queue test.
For the random read test, on the 32-queue test, it reached up to almost 340MB/s while the 1-queue test was just up to almost 53MB/s. On the write rest, we got up to 212.40MB/s for the 32-queue test and up to 117.13MB/s on the 1-queue test.
Considering the low-end Intel Celeron N4020 CPU, I find these results good. This machine is by no means designed for gaming nor to be used for intensive tasks. While the numbers are about a half of the drive’s stated read and write speeds, for a basic laptop like this, these numbers are more than good.
You can get the Samsung SSD 980 on Amazon at the following link: