Acer Predator GM7000 2TB Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD Review

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Throughput Benchmarks (SEQ and RND)


We are using CrystalDiskMark to benchmark sequential and random throughput of read and write performance. For these NVMe SSDs we are using the NVMe profile in CrystalDiskMark. This tests SEQ1M Q8T1, SEQ128K Q32T1, RND4K Q32T16, and RND4K Q1T1.

Acer Predator GM7000 2TB Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD CrystalDiskMark SEQ1M Q8T1 performance graph

In the popular CrystalDiskMark benchmark in Sequential 1M Q8T1 the Acer Predator GM7000 2TB NVMe SSD has a read performance that tops the charts at 7,480MB/s (7.4GB/s). At these read speeds it is reaching the quoted sequential read speed that Acer Predator says it should, so it is performing as it should, there is no sandbagging here, it can deliver those sequential read speeds. This absolutely beats the MSI SPATIUM M480 which used to have the highest read speed at 7,178MB/s.

The Predator GM7000 SSD also has very competitive write speeds. It is rated at 6700MB/s maximum potential sequential write speed, and in our test, it is reaching 6,672MB/s, which is very close to its maximum, right under, but so close it is within the margin of error. It is just slightly under the MSI SPATIUM M480, but still extremely competitive.

Acer Predator GM7000 2TB Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD CrystalDiskMark SEQ128K Q32T1 performance graph

In the Sequential 128K Q32T1 test the Acer Predator GM7000 SSD is even better. Here it does reach the 6700MB/s barrier at 6,705MB/s write speeds. That is very competitive with the MSI SPATIUM M480. The read speed exceeds the MSI SPATIUM M480 and sits at 7,472MB/s.

Acer Predator GM7000 2TB Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD CrystalDiskMark RND4K Q32T16 performance graph

Now we come to the random performance, which is always the tough spot for any SSD. The Acer Predator GM7000 SSD is competitive in different ways here. It is completely competitive, nay, the fastest, at random 4K Q32T16 read speeds at 4,412MB/s, beating every SSD in this lineup, including the PATRIOT VIPER VPR400, which performs at 3,115MB/s, so the Predator GM7000 beats that read speed by a lot. Therefore, the random read speed is very competitive on the GM7000.

It is perhaps the random write speed that suffers a bit compared to some other SSDs here. It performs at 3,506MB/s, which is faster than the PATRIOT VIPER VPR400 and Sabrent Rocket, however, it is beat a lot by the MSI SPATIUM SSDs and the CORSAIR MP600 SSD.

Acer Predator GM7000 2TB Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD CrystalDiskMark RND4K Q1T1 performance graph

Now we come to the random 4K Q1T1 performance, and here once again the Acer Predator GM7000 falls behind a bit on random write speeds at 248MB/s. It’s slightly beat by the PATRIOT VIPER VPR400 at 250MB/s and then beat by every other SSD as well in random write performance. This may be why the results are lower in PassMark’s Performance TEST benchmark. However, on the random read speeds, the Predator GM7000 SSD is very competitive at 89MB/s, beating almost every other SSD in random read speeds. So strong random read, maybe sub-par random writes.

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Brent Justice
Former managing editor of GPUs at HardOCP for 18 years, Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components since the late 90s, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review, he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer-oriented and hardware enthusiast perspective. You can follow him on Twitter - @Brent_Justice You can sub to his YouTube channel - Justice Gaming You can check out his computer builds on KIT - @BrentJustice

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