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Goodram PX500 512GB – Affordable M.2 SSD in test

The PX500 from the Polish manufacturer Goodram is an NVME SSD in the M.2 2280 format. We were now able to take a look at a 512 gigabyte specimen and test it extensively. The PX500 is available in capacities of 256, 512 and 1024 GB and, like most M.2 SSDs, is aimed at users of desktop and laptop systems. It is supposed to be suitable for upgrading as a system drive or supplementing an existing hard drive, for example.

The read and write speeds for our model are specified at 2000 and 1600 megabytes per second, which is more or less in line with comparable models from other manufacturers in terms of price and performance. It is available while this review is being written for about 50€ (currently € 48.99 *).

As always, we have tested the PX500 with various benchmark programs and added the results to our database. As always, we hope that the comparison will help you with your purchase decision!

Technical features

Power
Read compressible data (max) (1) 256GB: 1850 MB/s
512GB: 2000 MB/s
1TB: 2050 MB/s
Writing compressible data (max) (1) 256GB: 950 MB/s
512GB: 1600 MB/s
1TB: 1650 MB/s
Number of lot read operations of files 4K (max IOPS) (1) 256gb: 148000 IOPS
512GB: 173000 IOPS
1TB: 171000 IOPS
Number of lot write operations of files 4K (max. IOPS) (1) 256gb: 135000 IOPS
512GB: 140000 IOPS
1TB: 143000 IOPS
TBW (TB) (2) 256GB: 170
512GB: 330
1TB: 660
Warranty 3 years warranty limited by TBW parameters(2) + technical support
Volume
256 GB 238.47 GB
512 GB 476.94 GB
1 TB 953.87 GB
Parameters
Capacities 256GB, 512 GB, 1TB
Interface M.2 PCIe NVMe gen 3 x4 (M key)
Format M.2 dimensions 2280
Memory chips 3D NAND flash
Controller SMI 2263XT
IOPS up to 173 000 for read operations.
up to 143 000 for write operations
MTBF 2 000 000 hours
Working temperature 0 – 70°C
Storage temperature -45 – 85°C
Dimensions 80 x 22 x 3.5 mm
Price € 48.99 *

1) Based on test performed in Crystal Disk Mark 5.2.1 program on the new SSD. Parameters may differ depending on computer configuration or SSD consumption.
2) The warranty period ends on the day the SSD has exceeded its TBW.

Packaging and scope of delivery

The package of the Goodram PX500 contains only the drive itself. A suitable screw for installation in the M.2 slot of the motherboard must be purchased separately if not available.

User manual, product brochure and software are available from the manufacturer’s product website.

Installation

After installing it into our test system, we first had to initialize the PX500 in Windows 10’s Computer Management and then format it. The storage space available here was 488369 megabytes for our 512GB variant of the PX500.

Goodram Optimum SSD Tool

Goodram offers the in-house software “Optimum SSD Tool” (short: OST) for monitoring and maintenance of the PX500 via the download area of the product website. After rebooting the system, we were able to use the software, which is so far only available in English, among other languages, but not in German.

Features of the software include maintenance, reading S.M.A.R.T. values, a simple speed test, firmware updates, data migration and a technical support form. We find the display of the expected remaining lifetime and data written so far in gigabytes informative.

The three-year warranty is additionally limited by the recorded TBW parameter. So, if you rewrite the Goodram PX500 often, for example as storage for security cameras, you might reach the end of the warranty sooner than with normal use.

For example, with data migration, the contents of a previous drive can be copied to the new Goodram SSD. However, to use this feature, the software must be registered beforehand.

Test system

We used the following hardware components for this test:

  • MSI X470 Gaming Plus Max
  • be quiet! Pure Power 11 FM 750W
  • Gigabyte GTX 1660 Ti
  • MSI MAG Coreliquid 360r
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • 2x 16GB DDR4 3600MHz RAM

Performance

On average, Goodram’s PX500 lands a bit below the mid-range and can at least hold its own against some of our previously tested M.2 SSDs. In HD Tune Pro it is in the upper third, in the Atto Disk and Crystal Disk benchmarks it is in the midfield, and in the AS SSD benchmark it is only in the lower third.

For the price of 50€ at the time of testing (currently € 48.99 *), it delivers solid results in its own range. Comparable models that performed more or less better, such as the Silicon Power XD80 or the Goodram IRDM M.2, each with the same storage space, are also 15 to 25€ more expensive at the time of testing. Slightly lower placed candidates, the WD Blue SN550 or the Crucial P1 SSD, are only a few Euros cheaper.

We were able to consistently achieve or exceed the read and write speeds (2000 and 1600 MB/s) or operations (173000 and 140000 IOPS) reported for our 512GB model.

wdt_ID SSD Seq (lesen in MB/s) Seq (schreiben in MB/s) 4K (lesen in MB/s) 4K (schreiben in MB/s) 4K-64-Thrd (lesen in MB/s) 4K-64-Thrd (schreiben in MB/s)
1 Samsung SSD 960 PRO 2 TB 2.278,89 1.832,34 47,47 197,25 1.690,47 1.211,18
2 Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1 TB 2.833,98 1.977,16 38,95 207,29 1.301,00 992,33
3 Plextor M8SeGN 256 GB 2.170,45 637,79 35,37 5,44 282,25 8,73
4 Plextor M9PeG 512 GB 2.246,29 880,66 41,74 7,49 511,00 31,01
5 Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB 2.553,25 2.481,28 42,45 110,08 1.687,72 1.901,41
6 Crucial P1 500 GB 1.774,87 927,44 59,92 172,76 346,82 878,87
7 Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus 250 GB 2.794,51 2.204,05 54,37 132,99 795,31 1.930,24
8 WD Black SN750 1TB 2.966,45 2.690,48 45,74 149,72 1.580,57 1.740,14
9 WD Blue SN550 500 GB 2.178,75 858,33 36,35 155,07 747,57 385,85
10 Corsair MP510 480 GB 2.409,10 1.264,05 48,06 148,67 684,76 1.258,88
11 LC-Power Phenom Pro 1 TB 2.926,34 2.560,03 56,02 144,17 1.199,26 1.390,36
12 Pioneer APS-SE20Q 1 TB 2.728,68 1.740,70 47,48 137,52 721,73 1.441,33
13 XPG Spectrix S40G 1 TB 2.833,85 1.496,62 46,72 110,77 1.240,11 836,95
14 Team Group Cardea IOPS 1 TB 2.860,91 2.733,69 54,90 133,84 1.998,03 1.812,39
15 Samsung SSD 980 1 TB 2.569,42 2.366,17 51,08 129,69 1.489,46 1.100,07
16 Crucial P5 2 TB 2.319,45 2.445,02 40,09 73,66 1.716,32 2.052,95
17 goodram IRDM M.2 512 GB 2.999,16 2.497,66 69,46 205,26 2.016,57 2.351,02
18 TEAMGROUP MP34 1 TB 2.968,56 2.806,79 69,46 191,71 1.767,79 2.597,34
19 Silicon Power XD80 512 GB 3.031,90 2.330,21 70,01 232,94 1.911,62 2.210,43
20 Silicon Power US70 1TB 4.285,45 3.856,62 78,81 246,76 2.928,71 3.674,07
21 Kioxia Exceria 1 TB 1.580,12 1.587,90 63,23 167,43 1.657,50 1.501,68
22 Kioxia Exceria Plus 2 TB 2.678,46 2.678,82 49,10 125,36 1.990,35 2.986,04
23 Crucial P5 Plus 1 TB 2.501,35 4.238,61 48,54 144,46 2.225,47 2.781,88
24 WD_BLACK SN750 SE 1 TB 3.157,27 2.566,19 52,84 181,71 2.233,36 2.254,34
25 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Ceramic C440 2 TB 3.783,76 3.690,50 56,20 176,79 2.317,14 2.878,50
26 WD Blue SN570 500 GB 3.050,84 2.342,03 37,52 154,14 982,68 1.573,10
27 Corsair Force Series MP600 Pro LPX 1 TB 5.211,37 5.207,10 76,92 186,65 2.947,55 3.281,34
28 goodram PX500 512GB 2.264,99 1.561,40 49,21 184,05 881,04 831,01
29 Kingston KC3000 1 TB 5.425,19 5.172,04 90,74 190,77 2.935,80 3.132,12
30 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Z44L 1 TB 2.639,24 2.432,48 81,06 272,34 2.275,26 993,65
31 Adata Legend 840 1 TB 3.701,46 3.976,39 75,74 235,64 1.602,58 2.219,75
32 Silicon Power XPOWER XS70 1 TB 5.138,97 5.055,37 99,34 264,38 2.971,08 2.825,82
SSD Seq (lesen in MB/s) Seq (schreiben in MB/s) 4K (lesen in MB/s) 4K (schreiben in MB/s) 4K-64-Thrd (lesen in MB/s) 4K-64-Thrd (schreiben in MB/s)
wdt_ID SSD Lesen Schreiben Gesamt
1 Samsung SSD 960 PRO 2 TB 1.966 1.592 4.542
2 Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1 TB 1.623 1.397 3.809
3 Plextor M8SeGN 256 GB 578 82 891
4 Plextor M9PeG 512 GB 777 127 1.244
5 Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB 1.985 2.228 5.219
6 Crucial P1 500 GB 584 1.144 2.008
7 Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus 250 GB 1.129 2.284 3.975
8 WD Black SN750 1TB 1.923 2.159 5.052
9 WD Blue SN550 500 GB 1.002 627 2.082
10 Corsair MP510 480 GB 974 1.534 2.961
11 LC-Power Phenom Pro 1 TB 1.548 1.791 4.122
12 Pioneer APS-SE20Q 1 TB 1.042 1.753 3.290
13 XPG Spectrix S40G 1 TB 1.570 1.097 3.409
14 Team Group Cardea IOPS 1 TB 2.338 2.216 5.744
15 Samsung SSD 980 1 TB 1.197 1.466 4.178
16 Crucial P5 2 TB 1.988 2.371 5.380
17 goodram IRDM M.2 512 GB 2.386 2.732 6.310
18 TEAMGROUP MP34 1 TB 2.134 3.070 6.298
19 Silicon Power XD80 512 GB 2.285 2.676 6.103
20 Silicon Power US70 1TB 3.436 4.306 9.479
21 Kioxia Exceria 1 TB 1.879 1.828 4.678
22 Kioxia Exceria Plus 2 TB 2.307 3.379 6.865
23 Crucial P5 Plus 1 TB 2.524 3.350 7.248
24 WD_BLACK SN750 SE 1 TB 2.602 2.693 6.592
25 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Ceramic C440 2 TB 2.748 3.424 7.571
26 WD Blue SN570 500 GB 1.325 1.961 3.933
27 Corsair Force Series MP600 Pro LPX 1 TB 3.546 3.989 9.345
28 goodram PX500 512GB 1.157 1.171 2.896
29 Kingston KC3000 1 TB 3.525 3.913 9.227
30 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Z44L 1 TB 2.620 1.509 5.470
31 Adata Legend 840 1 TB 2.048 2.853 5.977
32 Silicon Power XPOWER XS70 1 TB 3.584 3.596 9.018
SSD Lesen Schreiben Gesamt

wdt_ID SSD ISO (in MB/s) Programm (in MB/s) Spiel (in MB/s)
1 Samsung SSD 960 PRO 2 TB 1.827,04 647,49 483,93
2 Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1 TB 1.917,71 283,09 471,35
3 Plextor M8SeGN 256 GB 1.471,74 547,76 1.166,32
4 Plextor M9PeG 512 GB 1.566,28 632,28 1.130,44
5 Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB 1.378,01 354,96 749,40
6 Crucial P1 500 GB 977,33 363,49 558,79
7 Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus 250 GB 1.405,19 414,16 921,26
8 WD Black SN750 1TB 1.682,28 426,18 943,93
10 WD Blue SN550 500 GB 1.108,05 349,78 419,12
11 Corsair MP510 480 GB 1.040,48 190,51 762,33
12 LC-Power Phenom Pro 1 TB 1.196,60 153,90 868,05
13 Pioneer APS-SE20Q 1 TB 961,05 322,21 748,55
14 XPG Spectrix S40G 1 TB 2.076,52 591,51 1.327,85
15 Team Group Cardea IOPS 1 TB 1.901,03 650,28 1.313,24
16 Samsung SSD 980 1 TB 1.294,84 338,29 944,94
17 Crucial P5 2 TB 1.923,18 1.010,93 1.629,58
18 goodram IRDM M.2 512 GB 2.194,08 948,05 1.298,95
19 TEAMGROUP MP34 1 TB 1.984,76 854,77 1.489,55
20 Silicon Power XD80 512 GB 2.359,27 1.065,63 1.876,26
21 Silicon Power US70 1TB 3.011,38 1.224,04 2.328,32
22 Kioxia Exceria 1 TB 1.296,82 408,44 596,72
23 Kioxia Exceria Plus 2 TB 2.076,71 1.060,45 1.763,90
24 Crucial P5 Plus 1 TB 2.917,07 410,88 1.225,89
25 WD_BLACK SN750 SE 1 TB 2.103,68 379,38 1.046,72
26 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Ceramic C440 2 TB 2.735,59 401,44 1.156,82
27 WD Blue SN570 500 GB 2.295,18 411,62 1.099,37
28 Corsair Force Series MP600 Pro LPX 1 TB 3.076,12 413,18 1.232,93
29 goodram PX500 512GB 1.801,72 304,17 568,27
30 Kingston KC3000 1 TB 2.973,39 409,04 1.213,11
31 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Z44L 1 TB 1.948,30 374,06 988,76
32 Adata Legend 840 1 TB 2.543,82 388,18 1.135,27
33 Silicon Power XPOWER XS70 1 TB 2.805,98 447,39 1.154,33
SSD ISO (in MB/s) Programm (in MB/s) Spiel (in MB/s)
wdt_ID SSD AS SSD (lesen) AS SSD (schreiben) HD Tune Pro
1 Samsung SSD 960 PRO 2 TB 0,220 0,373 0,018
2 Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1 TB 0,000 0,402 0,023
3 Plextor M8SeGN 256 GB 0,024 0,832 0,021
4 Plextor M9PeG 512 GB 0,020 0,592 0,018
5 Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB 0,032 0,349 0,018
6 Crucial P1 500 GB 0,020 0,448 0,017
7 Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus 250 GB 0,049 0,027 0,049
8 WD Black SN750 1TB 0,030 0,024 0,034
9 WD Blue SN550 500 GB 0,028 0,585 0,021
10 Corsair MP510 480 GB 0,051 0,250 0,034
11 LC-Power Phenom Pro 1 TB 0,265 0,023
12 Pioneer APS-SE20Q 1 TB 0,032 0,271 0,033
13 XPG Spectrix S40G 1 TB 0,038 0,062
14 Team Group Cardea IOPS 1 TB 0,028 0,036
15 Samsung SSD 980 1 TB 0,299 0,028
16 Crucial P5 2 TB 0,106 0,050
17 goodram IRDM M.2 512 GB 0,024 0,018 0,027
18 TEAMGROUP MP34 1 TB 0,024 0,018 0,026
19 Silicon Power XD80 512 GB 0,024 0,016 0,024
20 Silicon Power US70 1TB 0,017 0,016 0,018
21 Kioxia Exceria 1 TB 0,025 0,022 0,025
22 Kioxia Exceria Plus 2 TB 0,022 0,028
23 Crucial P5 Plus 1 TB 0,027 0,028 0,026
24 WD_BLACK SN750 SE 1 TB 0,019 0,105 0,015
25 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Ceramic C440 2 TB 0,022 0,023
26 WD Blue SN570 500 GB 0,027 0,024
27 Corsair Force Series MP600 Pro LPX 1 TB 0,019 0,021 0,018
28 goodram PX500 512GB 0,021 0,101 0,019
29 Kingston KC3000 1 TB 0,020 0,018
30 TeamGroup T-Force Cardea Z44L 1 TB 0,318 0,019
31 Adata Legend 840 1 TB 0,020 0,047
32 Silicon Power XPOWER XS70 1 TB 0,015 0,018
SSD AS SSD (lesen) AS SSD (schreiben) HD Tune Pro

Conclusion

With the Goodram PX500, you get an affordable M.2 SSD with fast access times and good read and write rates. The values stated by the manufacturer were achieved or even exceeded in the test.

Only the SSD itself was included in the scope of delivery. A manual and the maintenance software Goodram Optimum SSD Tool can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website.
We did not have any problems with the PX500 during installation and operation in the test. The length of the relatively short three-year manufacturer’s warranty compared to other manufacturers is linked to the TBW and therefore also depends on how the SSD is used, which is also a common practice among other manufacturers.

Overall, we can easily recommend the PX500 with 512GB capacity as a cheap and fast system disk or even as a supplementary storage solution.

Goodram PX500 512GB M.2 SSD

Access times
Transfer rate (read)
Transfer rate (write)
Value for money

89/100

Affordable NVME M.2 SSD with good read and write rates, TBW and access times and maintenance software with many features, but also with a comparatively short warranty period of 3 years. Recommendable as a cheap and fast system drive or storage supplement.

Goodram PX 500 (512 GB, M.2 2280), SSD price comparison


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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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