Benchmarks: AS SSD Benchmark
The read sequential performance in the AS SSD Benchmark is a lot stronger, here the MP500 was good for 2.3GB/s. This meant it was only slower than the Samsung SSD 960 series in this test.
The sequential write performance is again limited to 1.3GB/s which is well off that claimed 2.4GB/s write throughput. This also meant that the MP500 was slower than last season's 950 Pro.
The 4K-64 thread performance isn't particularly impressive for an NVMe SSD, here the MP500 was limited to 912MB/s, making it the slowest NVMe drive we have seen in this test to date.
The 4K-64 thread write performance wasn't bad compared to the Intel SSD 750 Series and G.Skill Phoenix Blade, that said it was very much lacking compared to the Samsung SSD 960 series.
The MP500 offers a read access time of just 0.33 ms which is similar to that of the Samsung SSD 960 Pro.
The write access time is also good at 0.030 ms, though the fastest tested SSDs are down around 0.020 ms.